Job Title : Service Technician apprentice
Employer : Agrifac UK Ltd
Location : MARCH, Cambridgeshire, PE15 0AZ
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01575
Vacancy Short Description : A highly rewarding position with great potential for progression within a technically advanced agricultural machinery manufacturer.
Qualifications Required : Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to establish course suitability. Applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs including English and Maths at grades A-C or 9- 4. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week in the industry with a contract of employment.
Proof of qualifications will be required before you can be accepted onto the apprenticeship.
PLEASE NOTE: Those without the stated entry requirements or awaiting GCSE/GCSE retake grades, may be offered an appointment to come into college (Easton or Otley campus) and sit an online assessment to confirm program suitability.
Vacancy Full Description : This role is additional to the current positions at Agrifac UK, and has been devised to nurture and develop the successful candidate within the high end technology area of agricultural machinery. Successful completion will lead to a fulltime field based agricultural engineering position working within a highly motivated and dynamic product support team,
Block week attendance at Easton campus. The duration of this qualification is 4 years as it covers all elements of the Level 2 and Level 3 qualification. Successful completion of this apprenticeship will lead the candidate to be a fully qualified Service Technician.
Number of Positions Available : 2
Working Week : 39 Hour Basic Working Week + OTE 8.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Thursday 8.00am – 4.00pm Friday
Salary : £175.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 26/04/2019
Possible Start Date : 06/05/2019
Personal Qualities : Ability to work within a team, and eagerness to learn within a fast moving engineering industry.
Skills Required : Basic mechanical engineering and electric/electronic appreciation with a methodical and analytical approach to problem solving
Future Prospects : A successful candidate upon completion of training will have the opportunity to become a field based Agricultural Engineer, dedicated to supporting machinery within the Agrifac UK equipment portfolio.
Training to be Provided : Land Based Service Engineer Technician Standard Level 3 including Functional Skills in Maths and English if required
Other Information : Pay Rates: The current NMW rate for Apprentices is £3.90 per hour with effect from 1st April 2019. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training. For more information visit: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in the industry with a contract of employment
Working Week: 39 Hour Basic Working Week + OTE 8.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Thursday 8.00am – 4.00pm Friday
Shortlisting/Interviews - Shortlisting and interviews will take place throughout the duration of the vacancy ad. This may mean that the vacancy could close before the published cut-off date should suitable candidates be found.
Things to consider : The position will involve during seasonal demands additional and possibly unsociable hours paid work over and above the basic 39 Hours/week. Some overnight stays may also be required.
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