The progression and job opportunities following completion of a vocational landbased engineering course are broad ranging. These include:
- If you have completed a Level 2 programme, you might consider progressing onto the next Level of full time study such as the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Landbased Engineering
- Progression on to a work-based learning programme such as the Advanced Apprenticeship in Landbased Engineering
- If you have completed a Level 3 programme, you might consider progressing onto a higher education course at University such as Agricultural Engineering.
- Joining one of the manufacturer’s apprenticeship programmes such as those offered by John Deere, Claas, Case New Holland or AGCO.
- Employment in the landbased technology area such as on a large mechanised farm or with an agricultural contractor
- Work in the Precision Farming field working with machines and computer systems to manage efficient production
- Work in the supply network such as milking parlour installation, demonstrating machinery, technical sales, and business support
- Service and repair of farm or horticultural machinery working for a machinery dealership
- Work in the wider landbased technology field such as renewable energy, forestry, waste management, and wind farms
- The wider engineering field such as heavy plant, heavy good vehicles, railways engineering
Here are some case studies of people who work in the landbased engineering industry.