Apprenticeship Turf Technician

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Closing Date: 31/12/2022
Contract Contract
Job Role Apprenticeships
Working Hours Full Time
Location Stockton-on-Tees
Salary Annual Wage - £10,004.80
Company RIPON FARM SERVICES LTD

Job Description

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.

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Performing basic service tasks & developing skills in removal and reconditioning of components
  • Progressing to perform more complex service & repair tasks, both at the dealership & 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 & equipment
  • Following all safety rules and regulations

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

When successful you will be awarded:

  • Level 3, Land Based Service Engineering Technician qualification
  • Functional Skills in ICT – level 2 (if GCSE or equivalent A-C/9-4 is not already achieved)
  • Functional Skills maths level 2 (if GCSE or equivalent A-C/9-4 is not already achieved)
  • Functional Skills English level 2 (if GCSE or equivalent A-C/9-4 is not already achieved)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

What is the expected career progression 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.

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Desired
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