In Landbased Engineering, you will need to find an employer, machinery manufacturer, local college or training provider who offers apprenticeships.
Many machinery manufacturers offer their own apprenticeship and link this to a college of their choice.
Some local employers offer apprentices opportunities and these will probably send you to a local college or training provider for ‘off-the-job’ training. The choices are:
- Talk to your local Landbased college – if they don’t offer apprenticeship in Landbased Engineering, they will be able to refer you to someone who does.
- You might already have a job lined up with a local machinery dealer and they may already be working with a local college of training provider.
- Most large machinery manufacturers will have a chosen college or training provider in place and will recruit apprentices from time to time.
As a parent you want your child to get the best possible start in their career. There are many options available to young people after they leave school, and here we outline information and benefits about Apprenticeships as a key route into a successful career.
An Apprenticeship is a real job with training which would allow your daughter or son to earn while they learn, whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification.
Apprenticeships take between one and five years to complete and cover 1500 job roles in a wide range of industries, from engineering to accountancy, public relations to veterinary nursing. Apprenticeships are now available up to degree level and beyond.
The benefits of doing an Apprenticeship include:
- Earning a salary.
- Training in the skills employers want.
- Excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or climb the ranks within the workplace.
- Increased future earning potential.
- Learning at a pace suited to the individual with the support of a mentor.
- Paid holiday.
There has never been a better time to follow a career in landbased engineering. With the Government Chief Scientist challenging us all to deal with the problems of global food security, the door is open for the landbased engineering sector to come up with solutions and this it is doing.
BASF have prepared some short videos including:
These videos show just how far farming has come over the years in terms of growing more food from a shrinking resource. They also show just how significantly more productive farmers will need to be in the future to meet the food and natural resource demands of rising populations. Landbased engineers will, more than ever, be needed to meet these challenges.
There are further details about careers in the sector on the IAgrE website including links to the following videos:
- A Day in the Life of an Agricultural Technician
- Landbased Engineering – Is It Your Field (Prepared by Harper Adams University Students for 14 – 16 year old students)
- Promoting Professionalism in the Landbased Sector (Prepared by Harper Adams Univerity Students) detailing a variety of professional qualications including LTA/EngTech, IEng, CEng and CEnv