AGCO Apprenticeship Scheme

The AGCO Academy Apprenticeship is now in its twentieth year, and in partnership with Moreton Morrell College, part of the multi-site college group WCG, has been the starting point for some of the most highly-respected and sought-after agricultural engineers in the sector.

It combines classroom and workshop training with practical, work-based development to lay the foundations of a successful career, working with such brands as Massey Ferguson, Fendt and Valtra.

What are the key benefits?

• Run by AGCO trained lecturers and instructors

• Monitors your progress at work and at college to uphold and exceed all required national standards and qualifications

• Gives apprentices additional soft skills to help in the work place

• The College is working with a range of industry and awarding bodies to ensure that the content is relevant to the industry

• Includes Manufacturer Technical Training at AGCO’s training academy

• Broad range of machinery accessed to ensure apprentices are working on the latest technology where appropriate

Why should I apply?

An AGCO apprenticeship is an opportunity to: “earn while you learn”.

By successfully participating in an AGCO apprenticeship, you will achieve an industry approved qualification at the same time as gaining fantastic hands-on practical skills through a manufacturer backed scheme; all whilst earning a wage.

AGCO’s apprenticeship schemes have helped an overwhelming number of young people to join the land-based engineering sector in the UK.

Become one of these achievers!

Course information

Land-Based Service Engineering Technician in Agricultural Engineering – Level 3

Course modules include a wide range of subjects including health and safety, workshop practices, engines, electrics/electronics, hydraulics and transmissions. One of the most important skills to start developing is complex diagnosis which includes inspection and testing of mechanical/hydraulic/electric/electronic systems used on land-based machines and equipment. The apprenticeship delivers both theoretical and practical based sessions in industry standard training facilities.

Course Length

Approximately 42+ months overall to include 20% off the job training that is gained by attending 36 weeks approximately at Moreton Morrell College in Warwickshire and additional enhanced technical and product training with AGCO, which is delivered at their nearby Training Centre.

Entry Requirements

Employers entry requirements include typically 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (level 2) or better in English and Maths and Science plus one other subject.

Qualifications Gained

Qualifications gained as an apprentice include:

• Level 3 Land-Based Service Engineering Technician Apprenticeship which includes Theory and Practical exams then a professional discussion with a Land-Based Industry Assessor

• AGCO Core Technical Training

• AGCO CVT and Hydrostatic type Transmissions

• AGCO Power Engines

• AGCO online training

How do I apply?

Please contact your local Carrs Billington machinery branch:

Annan
2 Annan Business Park
Annan
Dumfriesshire
DG12 6TZ
Tel: 01464 202772

Carlisle
Montgomery Way
Rosehill Estate
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA1 2UY
Tel: 01228 520212

Penrith
Haweswater Road
Penrith Industrial Estate
Penrith
Cumbria
CA11 9EU
Tel: 01768 866354

Hexham
Tyne Mills Industrial Estate
Hexham
Northumberland
NE46 1XL
Tel: 01434 605371

Morpeth
Unit 20C, Coopies Haugh
Coopies Lane Ind Estate
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 6JN
Tel: 01670 503930

Barnard Castle
Montalbo Road
Barnard Castle
Co Durham
DL12 8ED
Tel: 01833 637537

Spennymoor
Southend Works
Byers Green
Spennymoor
Co Durham
DL16 7NL
Tel: 01388 662266