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Land-based engineering apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the land-based engineering sector.

This apprenticeship trains you to maintain and repair mechanised equipment used in agriculture, horticulture and other land-based industries.

Training opportunities

You’ll train as a technician and learn how to maintain a variety of machines. The exact nature of your work will depend on your employer – land-based engineers can work on:

  • complex agricultural machinery like tractors, combine harvesters, sprayers, planters and cultivators
  • ground care machinery like mowers, compact tractors
  • forestry machinery like chainsaws, wood chippers
  • fixed machinery like milking equipment
  • construction machinery like trucks and mini diggers

You’ll develop a thorough understanding of agricultural principles, and plenty of technical know-how.

Types of apprenticeships

There are 2 types of land-based engineering apprenticeships.

Intermediate level apprenticeship

You could train in roles like:

  • sports/groundcare technician
  • service technician

Advanced level apprenticeship

You’ll learn how to diagnose and repair more complex faults in roles like:

  • demonstrator
  • independent technician
  • workshop supervisor

Apply for a land-based engineering apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over
  • eligible to work in England
  • not in full-time education