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Job Title : Apprentice Agricultural Engineer
Employer : B W Mack (Machinery) Ltd
Location : Downham Market, Norfolk, PE38 0AL
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01598
Vacancy Short Description : Working alongside our experienced Agricultural Engineers in our workshop & out on site, carrying out various repairs and maintenance on a wide variety of machinery.

 

Qualifications Required : Ideally GCSE Maths & English grades A-C

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 : Learning and gaining experience of all aspects of Agricultural Engineering on both new & used machinery.
- repairs and servicing of tractors
- telehandlers and various other farm machinery
- using computer diagnostics on modern machines.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : Mon to Fri 8am - 5pm 42.5 hrs per wk plus some Sat mornings
Salary : £165.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 01/09/2019
Possible Start Date : 15/07/2019
Personal Qualities : A keen interest in engineering (particularly in agriculture).
Good communication skills along with being able to work on own initiative and within a team.
Hard working and keen to learn.
Skills Required : Basic maths and English skills.
Good computer skills.
Good communication skills.
Future Prospects : Gaining qualifications and experience in all aspects of Agricultural Engineering, developing various skills and gaining knowledge from our experienced engineers. Also being part of a small but well established family business.
Other Information : We would supply safety boots & overalls.


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: Mon to Fri 8am - 5pm 42.5 hrs per wk plus some Sat mornings

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 : Additional working hours are required during busy periods such as harvest.
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