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Apprentice Agricultural Service Technician B&B Tractors

With agriculture and farming a vital part of all our future you have the opportunity to become a skilled technician working on the very latest equipment full of technology. You will develop skills in a wide range of technical areas that aren't covered in many other industries.               •Landbased Engineering - One of the best careers on Earth

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,140.00

    Any hours worked over the standard weekly 39 hours will be paid as overtime at higher rates. Once qualified and experienced a service vehicle will be provided to use while working.

  • Working week

    Normal working week Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm with half an hour lunch break. Evening and weekends with overtime required especially during harvest and peak times.

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    29 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000017574

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Performing basic service tasks & developing skills in the removal, repair and reconditioning of components on engines, transmissions, electrical and hydraulic systems
  • Progressing to perform more complex diagnosis, service & repair tasks, both at the dealership and out in the field
  • Assisting qualified Technicians as needed
  • Reporting to a mentor or Service Manager regarding ongoing activities and progression
  • Maintaining the condition of inventory, tools and equipment
  • Preserving a clean work area and performing tasks in a professional manner
  • Completing Service Training programmes required for the development of skills and knowledge
  • Following all safety rules and regulations
  • You will learn to use the very latest AGCO equipment, working at the cutting edge of technology to gain the important skills required in a fast developing, high-tech industry

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Like all apprenticeships, your programme will combine paid employment with training, leading to a nationally recognised and valued qualification.  You will work at B&B Tractors in Warsop near Mansfield. As part of the AGCO Academy Apprenticeship you will attend the Moreton Morrell college in Warwickshire and also spend time at the ACGO Training Centre near Coventry.

You are supported by the designated college assessor and by B&B Tractors You will gain valuable workplace skills by undertaking practical tasks and experiencing real-life challenges. You will be provided with an individually tailored learning plan monitored by your assessor who will make regular visits for on the job assessment and guidance.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As a fully qualified Agricultural Service Technician, you will have access to further development opportunities within the company, extending your skills with additional training in areas such as guidance technology, advanced electrical diagnosis, machinery installation and testing, as well as going on to achieve LTA levels 3 and 4 as a Master Technician qualification.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Technically minded, Have a practical ability

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent 1 Additional (Grade 4 or higher) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or higher) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or higher) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4 or higher) Essential

Things to consider

Successfully diagnosing and repairing machinery provides true job satisfaction. If you have a genuine interest in Agricultural Technology, you will certainly gain the skills to progress. B&B Tractors holds a wide range of opportunities. This is a physically demanding role. You will be required to work unsociable hours during busy periods.

About the employer

B&B Tractors is a successful family owned business established in 1991 and now employing over 80 people across 4 depots. We are one of the East Midlands leading AGCO dealers, supporting Massey Ferguson, Fendt and Valtra, along with many other fantastic brands.

Employer

B&B Tractors

Address

Higham Lane

Dodworth

Barnsley

S75 3LA

Contact

Andrew Walker

andrewwalker@bandbtractors.co.uk

01623 847171

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Training

Training provider

WARWICKSHIRE COLLEGE

Apprenticeship standard

Land-based service engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Oct 2021