Land-based engineering apprenticeships
- Skills Funding Agency
- Part of:
- Agriculture, horticulture and animal care apprenticeships and Further education and training
- First published:
- 12 April 2012
- Applies to:
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.
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:
- 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
Published: 12 April 2012