Land-based engineering technician

Land-based engineering technician

“Providing advanced technical support and guidance across a diverse range of plant and equipment in sectors such as agriculture, horticulture, forestry and outdoor power”

As a land-based engineering technician, you’ll prepare, install and hand over complex, technologically advanced machinery, plant and equipment. You’ll typically work on site, under your own initiative and in direct contact with customers. You’ll also be called on to mentor and supervise your junior colleagues and dispense advice to customers on machinery selection. This advanced apprenticeship requires a blend of skills and knowledge, particularly in safe working and environmental practice. The nature of land-based industries will present technical challenges for you to deal with, ranging from simple mechanics to the diagnosis and repair of complex mechanical, electronic and telemetry systems. All engineering roles will require a high level of technical ability and a passion for fixing things.

Duration: 36 months

Relevant school subjects: Science and maths

Entry requirements: Four GCSEs at grade C or above, including English, maths and a science subject

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £32,000 per annum