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Land Based Engineer Apprentice

Plumpton College Apprenticeships
Two sites, one Steyning, one Uckfield
£18,000 - £23,000 per annum
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

Job Details

About Us

We are a family-owned, multi-sited local business with more than 25 years experience working on tractors, ride-on-mowers, cherrypickers and so much more.

We take on a variety of jobs, from small minor repairs to complete ground-up restorations, we pride ourselves on our quality and customer service. 

Vacancy Description

Day to day activities will vary, however they will include the following: 

  • Develop skills and proficiency on all agricultural machinery
  • Dismantling and cleaning vehicles prior to work being carried out
  • Routine maintenance and servicing
  • Assisting our qualified technicians and teams as needed
  • Record keeping of works carried out/completed
  • Assist with maintaining a clean and safe working environment

Desired skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Number skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Team working
  • Physically fit and able to work/move around vehicles.

Future prospects

A full time position will be made upon completion of the apprenticeship. 

Things to consider

  • We are a relatively rural company and work within the rural sectors, so own transport is advised. 

Training to be provided

What Apprentices Will Learn

  • Environmental, safe working and legal requirements
  • Use of specialist tools and equipment
  • Thermally and chemically joining metals and components
  • Advanced technical and engineering principles of land-based engineering machinery, plant and equipment
  • Service, maintenance and repair principles and practices for complex machinery, plant and equipment
  • Accessing, interpreting and applying technical data
  • Diagnosing faults and verifying machinery

Apprenticeship Qualifications

  • Apprenticeship Certificate
  • Level 2 Diploma in Land-based Engineering
  • Level 1 maths and English (if applicable)

Delivery Model

One day a week delivery at Plumpton College. In college will be split between 50% theory and 50% practical to allow learners to gain a great understanding for both skills and knowledge to support them in their job role. 

End Point Assessment

  • Online knowledge test
  • Practical task
  • Professional interview


Plumpton College Apprenticeships is a leading land based industry focused provider of technical and professional training. Working with local and national employer partners to recruit, train and develop the current and next generation of industry professionals.

Are you looking for your first steps on your career ladder or maybe to take that next step into a more specialist position? Plumpton College is well placed to support the career and development aspiration of individuals within the land based industries, whether Agri-food or Arboriculture to Veterinary Nursing or Viticulture.

This page promotes Plumpton College's range apprenticeship opportunities on behalf of their employer partners.

To apply for an apprenticeship is simple. Find an opportunity you like, send in your CV and Plumpton College's Recruitment Team will contact you regarding the next steps.

For further information please call 01273 890454 or to find out more visit

Company info
01273 890454
Ditchling Rd
East Sussex
United Kingdom

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