Apprentice Agricultural Technician - P. Tuckwell Ltd - Maulden P TUCKWELL Ltd

P TUCKWELL Ltd · Competitive · Ardleigh
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Duties will include:

  • Performing basic service tasks and developing skills in removal and reconditioning of components
  • Progressing to perform more complex service and 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

Your advanced apprenticeship will last approximately 3 years.

Like all apprenticeships, your programme will combine paid employment with training, leading to a nationally recognised and valued qualification. You will work at a Smallridge Brothers Ltd. 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 assessment and guidance.

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.

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

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2020

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

£166.00

Wages explained

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

Monday - Friday, between 08:30 - 17:30.

Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

3 years

  • Possible start date

01 Sep 2020

  • Date posted

today

  • Apprenticeship level

Advanced

Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

VAC001632485

  • Positions

1 available

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 and developing skills in removal and reconditioning of components
  • Progressing to perform more complex service and 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

Your advanced apprenticeship will last approximately 3 years.

Like all apprenticeships, your programme will combine paid employment with training, leading to a nationally recognised and valued qualification. You will work at a Smallridge Brothers Ltd. 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 assessment and guidance.

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Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You should be:

  • Technically minded
  • Have a practical ability
  • A logical thinker
  • Literate and numerate

Personal qualities

You should be:

  • A good listener
  • A team player
  • Willing to work and study hard

Desired qualifications

Ideally you will have or be predicted good GCSEs in English and maths (or equivalent qualifications) although these are not essential.

Future prospects

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.

Things to consider

Positive points:

  • Successfully diagnosing and repairing machinery is very rewarding and provides true job satisfaction to a keen technician
  • If you have a genuine interest in Agricultural Technology, you will certainly gain the skills to progress
  • The John Deere dealer of tomorrow holds a wide range of opportunities and exciting prospects for the right people

Negative points:

  • This is a physically demanding role
  • You may be required to work unsociable hours during busy periods

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About the employer

In 1954 Len Tuckwell established a company called 'Worlingworth Contracts', employing 3 people. By 1975 Tuckwell's had expanded into North Essex with Len's son Paul, at the tender age of 21, moving down to set up P Tuckwell Ltd at Ardleigh.

This gave the company a new customer base to expand sales into and allowed the John Deere product to be sold into a part of the country where previously their representation had been poor.

Paul brought his father's service-based approach to Essex and this dedication to after sales was exactly what the farming community wanted. In 1986 Tuckwell's entered the amenity market with the appointment as John Deere grounds care dealers for Essex.

Employer

P TUCKWELL Ltd

Address

New Road

Bedford

MK45 2BG

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Training

Training provider

PROVQ LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Provq

Contact

Julie Jones or Emma Powell 01743 762044 recruitment@provq.com

Level 3 Land-based Service Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 functional skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Apprenticeship standard

Land-based service engineering technician

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