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Apprentice Agricultural Technician – Sharmans Agricultural Ltd. Kettering

Apprentice Agricultural Technician – Sharmans Agricultural Ltd. Kettering

Apprentice Agricultural Technician – Sharmans Agricultural Ltd. Kettering

Employer: Sharmans Agricultural Ltd. Kettering

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 a family run agricultural machinery dealership holding the John Deere franchise.  We operate from our head office at Gonerby Moor, and through our four other branches at Melton Mowbray, Stamford, Lowdham and Pytchley.  Sharmans stock an extensive range of both new and used tractors, combines and agricultural machinery of all makes.  We supply genuine John Deere parts, parts for all other makes, lubricants, batteries, accessories, toys, clothing for leisure and work as well as safety boots.  Our highly skilled Service Departments are extremely well equipped and have experienced service technicians. We invest heavily in regular service training and use the latest Service Advisor laptop diagnostic technology to ensure your downtime is kept to an absolute minimum.

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:

Pytchley Lodge Farm,

Isham Road,



Pytchley Lodge Farm, Isham Road, Pytchley
NN14 1HA