If you are technically minded and considering a career within the farm machinery industry then you might like to know that the John Deere apprentice training centre will open its doors to potential candidates next month.

The company and the scheme’s training provider, ProVQ, will provide a tour of the site at Upper Saxondale, near Nottingham on Wednesday 3 May and Thursday 4 May, offering those interested in becoming apprentices the chance to meet the instructors, see the facilities and learn about the John Deere brand.

Sessions will last up to two hours and will outline what the company can offer a prospective apprentice, the journey through the ag (focus on farm machinery), turf or parts tech (focus on parts service and support) programmes, plus the John Deere career path once certified.

Opened a year ago, the training centre provides facilities where apprentices complete their two or three-year course while simultaneously working within the John Deere dealership network. “This is a unique opportunity to view the learning facilities on offer and talk to those who know all about the programmes,” says branch training manager Allan Cochran.

“It’s a highly technical and innovative sector, which means our apprentices get to work with some of the most advanced pieces of kit in the world,” he continues. “It’s not just servicing and fixing tractors, so if you want to earn while you learn and be part of a huge global brand then a John Deere apprenticeship could be the perfect start to your career.”

Running for more than 30 years, the programme has helped more than 1,200 apprentices qualify through on-the-job practical learning alongside classroom studies. The open days are free to attend but you must pre-book a session as places are limited.

To book visit: jdapprenticeships.eventbrite.co.uk

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