Apprentice Agricultural Engineer CATLEY ENGINEERING LTD

We are looking to recruit a motivated, individual who has a genuine interest in agricultural engineering. They will work alongside our four expert engineers until enough experience and confidence is gained where they can work on tasks on their own with support.

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Closing date: 24 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 08.00 - 17.00 (1-hour unpaid lunch break)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    24 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assisting preparation of new and used machinery for sale/resale
  • Working alongside our experienced engineers both on and off site as required 
  • Servicing and maintain all types of farm machinery and equipment

As the individual becomes more experienced, the apprentice will be given tasks to work on with the support of our engineers. Once the apprentice is confident to work alone, a van will be provided to allow the individual to attend jobs externally. 

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Land Based Service Engineering Apprenticeship 
  • On-the-job training 
  • Off-the-job training

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

After completion of the three-year apprenticeship, there will be a full-time permanent role available for the right candidate. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Practical, Agricultural interest


GCSE or equivalent Engineering (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4/C) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Land Based Engineering (Grade Level 2) Essential

Things to consider

Travel due to rural destination. Some of the training will be on site at the customers farm, so no allergies to dust, hair etc. Preferred, but not necessity: Tractor license / Telehandler, Forklift certification.

About the employer

We are a small firendly agricultural engineering company who specialise in servicing and repairing all makes of agricultural machinery. We currently have a team of four experienced agricultural engineers who are experts in their field. We have a large workshop is Peckleton, but also attend farm breakdowns. We are a dealership for McCormick Tractors, Pottinger, BVL, Storth, Emily, Teagle, West to name a few.








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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience




Apprenticeship standard

Land-based service engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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