Apprentice Turf Technician - Balmers Garden Machinery - Wakefield

BALMERS GM LTD

Wakefield, WF2 7AL

Closes on Thursday 31 October

Posted on 17 June 2024


Summary

With the emphasis firmly on grounds care machinery, you will develop skills and proficiency in a wide range of technical areas, from routine maintenance and servicing through to complex component overhauls utilising the very latest John Deere diagnostic equipment.

Annual wage
£13,312 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Land-based service engineer (level 2)
Hours
Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8.00am - 6.00pm. Saturday's may be required during busy periods.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Tuesday 5 November

Duration

2 Years

Positions available

1

Work

As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

When successful you will be awarded the:

  • Level 2 Land-Based Service Engineer Apprenticeship Standard:
  • Functional Skills maths & English (if required)

Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date. 

Where you’ll work

Unit 13/14

Monckton Road Industrial Estate

Monckton Road

Wakefield

WF2 7AL

Training

An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation

PROVQ LIMITED

Your training course

Land-based service engineer (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • Select and apply appropriate tools and equipment, demonstrate dexterity, resourcefulness, and a professional approach to service engineering practice.
  • Maintain and conduct basic repairs and maintenance activities on power units, and power trains, mechanical equipment, plant and machinery and their associated systems and components either under supervision or following procedures and service schedules prepared by the manufacturer or employer.
  • Thermally and chemically join metals and materials.
  • Access and interpret technical data relating to service and maintenance operations in accordance with the manufacturer’s documentation.
  • Communicate with customers and colleagues expressing technical information in clear concise terms whilst demonstrating customer care principles.
  • Work efficiently both under supervision, individually and as a team member.
  • Demonstrate a logical, safe and systematic approach to work practices.
  • Carry out operational tests on low technology plant, equipment and machinery.
  • Communicate using a range of methods. This will include delivering oral and written reports to colleagues and customers regarding the work carried out on equipment
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.

    Requirements

    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English & Maths (grade C/4 or above)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

    Skills

    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Number skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience
    • Physical fitness

    Other requirements

    The John Deere dealer of tomorrow holds a wide range of opportunities and exciting prospects for the right people. However, this is a physically demanding role and you may be required to work unsociable hours during busy periods.

    About this company

    Trading for over 40 years, Balmers GM have grown to become one of the largest dedicated turf machinery dealers in the UK. From our depots in Burnley, Lancashire and Wakefield, West Yorkshire, we stock the latest new and used turf machinery for sale or hire from the industry's leading manufacturers.

    https://www.balmersgm.com (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • As a fully qualified John Deere Turf Technician, you will have access to further development opportunities within the company, extending your skills with additional training in areas such as compressed gas handling, welding, and, abrasive wheels, as well as going on to achieve LTA levels 3 and 4 (Master Technician) qualifications

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    PROVQ LIMITED

    The Recruitment Team

    recruitment@provq.com

    01743 762044

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000258673.

    Apply now

    Closes on Thursday 31 October

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    After signing in, you’ll apply for this apprenticeship on the company's website.