Land-based engineering apprenticeship

Land-based engineering apprenticeship

The Land-based Engineering apprenticeship deals with the maintenance and repair of a range of mechanised equipment used in agriculture, horticulture, forestry and other land-based industries.

Land-based engineers work to solve problems using a combination of scientific, technical and engineering knowledge.

There is a wide range of opportunities in this area. Possibilities include service engineering, parts and sales.

As an apprentice, you’ll train as a technician and learn how to maintain a variety of machines. The exact nature of your work will depend on your employer – land-based engineers work on complex agricultural machinery (e.g. tractors, combine harvesters, sprayers, planters and cultivators); ground care machinery (e.g. mowers, compact tractors); forestry machinery (e.g. chainsaws, forwarders, harvesters); fixed machinery (e.g. milking equipment); and construction machinery (e.g. mini diggers).

On the Advanced Level apprenticeship, you’ll learn how to diagnose and repair more complex faults.

To succeed in this area you’ll need a good level of mechanical skill and the ability to work from technical information. You’ll develop a thorough understanding of engineering principles, and plenty of technical know-how.

Level:

Intermediate (Level 2), Advanced (Level 3)

Starting salary:

£18,000–£24,000

Job roles:

Intermediate Level – Sports/groundcare technician, Service technician

Advanced Level – Demonstrator, Diagnostic technician, Workshop foreman/supervisor

Issuing Authority:

Lantra – www.lantra.co.uk