New apprenticeships in Landbased Service Engineering are being introduced later this year and key partners representing the Landbased Engineering industry are coming together with colleges and training providers to offer a series of “What it all about” Seminars where machinery dealerships can find out more about these apprenticeships as well as the new apprenticeship levy.
“These new apprenticeships have been designed to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes for the twenty first century Landbased Service Engineer” comments IAgrE Chief Executive Alastair Taylor. “In partnership with our colleagues from the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA) and British Agriculture and Garden Machinery Association (BAGMA) we have collaborated to make sure these apprenticeship meet the needs of machinery manufacturers as well as dealerships”
Seminars have already been held at Reaseheath College in Cheshire and Askham Bryan College in Yorkshire. The following are planned.
- 27 June – Warwickshire College (Morton Morrell)
- 29 June – Cornwall College (Bicton and Rosewarne)
- 6 July – Wiltshire College (Lackham)
- 13 July – Bishop Burton College (Riseholme College, Lincoln)
- 20 July – Easton College, Norwich
Further Seminars are planned for Plumpton College and other locations yet to be confirmed. Colleges have invited key local employers to attend but others are welcome to come along.
The development of these new apprenticeships is overseen by the Landbased Engineering Training and Education Committee (LE-TEC). Although the apprenticeships primarily focus on Landbased Engineering, pathways have been developed for those working with Construction and Plant Equipment and Outdoor Power Equipment.