Apprentice Agricultural Technician - Ripon Farm Services Ltd. - Brigg

RIPON FARM SERVICES LTD

Lincolnshire, DN20 9EY

Closes on Thursday 31 October

Posted on 18 June 2024


Summary

With a strong emphasis on farming machinery, you will develop skills and competency in a wide range of technical areas, from routine maintenance and servicing to sophisticated component overhauls using the most advanced diagnostic equipment. Engineering is a practical subject and requires a great deal of focus and thought.

Annual wage
£13,312 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

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 8am-6pm. You may be required to work unsociable hours during busy periods (TBC)

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:

  • Level 2 Land Based Service Engineer Qualification
  • Functional Skills in Maths & English (if required)
  • Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed
  • Training schedule has yet to be agreed upon, further details will be made available at a later date

Where you’ll work

Westrum Lane

Brigg

Lincoln

Lincolnshire

DN20 9EY

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

    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

    Ask anyone about the biggest asset that exists within the Ripon Farm Services organisation and they will tell you it's our people. People with the right, 'make it happen' attitude are the reason why our company has the reputation of being at the forefront of excellence in customer service. It's reflected both in the certified and qualified professionals who have worked with us for many years and have become part of farming life in our region.

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

    After this apprenticeship

    • Upon completion of the Level 2 apprenticeship there may be the opportunity to undertake the Level 3 Land-Based Service Engineering Technician Apprenticeship, further developing knowledge and skills
    • As a fully qualified John Deere Agricultural 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

    Recruitment Team

    recruitment@provq.com

    01743 762044

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000258703.

    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.