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Apprentice Agricultural Technician – Masons Kings Exbridge

Apprentice Agricultural Technician – Masons Kings Exbridge

Apprentice Agricultural Technician – Masons Kings Exbridge

Employer: Masons Kings Exbridge

Learning Provider: ProVQ Ltd

Contracted Provider: ProVQ Ltd

Learning Delivery Site: John Deere Training Centre, Radcliffe on Trent

Vacancy Description – Apprentice Agricultural Technician

About the Employer

We are the South West’s leading John Deere dealership, providing premium products and support. Our 3 branches are located in Exebridge (Somerset), Chudleigh (Devon) and St Columb (Cornwall).

We specialise in a high standard of service for sales and product support to all customers whether agricultural, horticultural, leisure or domestic.

  • Over 30 years experience in the industry
  • Family-run business with passionate teams
  • Providing premium products from leading manufacturers in the agricultural and turf industries
  • Premium product support from our fully-trained and specialist technicians
  •  Proud to offer apprenticeship opportunities across the South West

Vacancy description

With the emphasis firmly on farm 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.  Engineering is a practical subject and requires a great deal of focus and thought.

Duties will include;

Performing basic service tasks & developing skills in removal and reconditioning of components.
Progressing to perform more complex service & repair tasks, both at the dealership and out in the field.
Assisting qualified Technicians as needed.
Reporting weekly to a mentor or Service Manager regarding ongoing activities and progression.
Maintaining the condition of inventory, tools and equipment.
Maintaining a clean work area and performing tasks in a professional manner.
Participating in 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 John Deere equipment, working at the cutting edge of technology to gain the important skills required in a fast developing, high-tech industry.

 Training to be provided

Like all apprenticeships, your programme will combine paid employment with training, leading to a nationally recognised and valued qualification (Level 3, Land Based Service Engineering Technician qualification).  You will work at the dealership, but also spend time at the John Deere Apprentice Training Centre and at John Deere’s Head Office, both near Nottingham.
You are supported by a designated Assessor and by your employer, gaining valuable workplace skills by undertaking practical tasks and experiencing real-life challenges.  You will be provided with an individually tailored learning plan, with progress monitored by your Assessor who will make regular visits for on the job guidance

All travel, and, accommodation costs are covered by the employer, whilst attending the training centre.

Desired Qualities

You should be;

Technically minded
Have a practical ability
A logical thinker
A good listener
A team player
Willing to work and study hard

Desired qualifications

Ideally you will have, or be predicted, good GCSE grades in English, Maths and Science (or equivalent qualifications) although these are not essential. You must however be literate and numerate.

Vacancy address:

Exebridge Industrial Estate,
Exebridge,
Near Dulverton,
Somerset
TA22 9BL