We work with a wide range of local and regional employers providing apprenticeship training for land-based engineering. Whether that is farm machinery or grounds keeping on an estate or resort.
To follow the apprenticeship route and earn while you learn, you will need to find a company with an element of land-based engineering to employ you. The majority of your time will be spent in the workplace with one day a week at college learning theory and the latest maintenance and repair techniques. To become fully qualified you must complete the Level 3 qualification.
There has never been a better time to apply for a Land-based service Engineer apprenticeship. The land-based engineering sector is technologically advancing at a fascinating rate, encompassing systems such as precision farming aids like satellite guidance, telematics, electronic controls and driverless technology. Skilled engineers are in high demand and a land-based engineering apprenticeship is your way into this industry.
For further information on apprenticeships and careers within land-based engineering, visit www.landbasedengineering.com
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You want to become a qualified engineer. This apprenticeship provides an ideal foundation for a wide range of occupations within the
engineering field. You must have good practical skills, be able to follow technical drawings and work carefully and methodically.
Five GCSEs at grade 3, including English, maths and IT and to be employed in a relevant role.
At Duchy College Rosewarne you will attend college on day-release from your employer, if studying at Bicton College you will attend college in a series of block weeks, developing a range of skills including fabrication and welding, maintenance engineering and machining. The apprenticeship route allows you to tailor your learning to suit your job and the skills required.
There are numerous machines available in this sector and your career could see you working on precision farming machinery, carrying out a variety of tasks: the construction and maintenance of mechatronics, remote sensors, robotic systems and farming automation; designing, installing and maintaining dairy equipment; maintaining and repairing grounds care machinery on golf courses or football grounds, off-road vehicles such as AVTs used by land owners and farmer on larger estates, forestry equipment such as chainsaws and timber production plants or food technology manufacturing plant operations and repairs.
Immersing yourself in hands-on practical training.
Our students have the opportunity to help with the Cornwall Farm Machinery Club meetings, a great networking event and a chance to meet industry professionals.
Scholarships are available from our partners at Truro Farm Machinery and Vincent Tractors.
An engineering advanced apprenticeship, or further full-time study such as our Land-based Engineering Diploma.
Aiden Kent Agricultural EngineeringAiden was awarded the Vincent Tractors scholarship last year, that included money towards tools and equipment and work experience at Vincent Tractors.
“If I learn something new at college it’s great that I can go in to work the next day and apply it. The thing I enjoy most is fixing something, at Vincent Tractors they have a Kubota which I helped to fix when the gear box went."
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.