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Service Engineer (Rural Machinery)

Plumpton College Apprenticeships
Two sites, either in Burgess Hill or Horsham
£17,000 - £22,000
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

Job Details

About Us

Spanning back almost 50 years, we are a passionate team and provide an array of expertise for Agricultural, Construction, Garden Power, Groundcare and Forestry & Arb machinery. We ensure our customers are in safe hands for their machinery repairs through our excellent customer service and transparency. 

Vacancy Description

Duties and tasks will vary day to day, but will involve: 

  • Developing skills and proficiency on all agricultural machinery
  • Performing diagnostics, routine maintenance & service, and repairs 
  • Assisting other members of the team with workloads during busy periods
  • Maintaining a clean and safe working environment
  • Assisting in the completion of post-job related admin

Desired skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Good time keeping
  • Willingness to learn
  • Work well within a team
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Organised
  • Problem solving skills

Things to consider

  • As we work within the rural setting, having your own transport would be 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 either at Plumpton College or virtually online. 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. 


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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