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Land-based Service Engineer Technician Apprenticeship

If you love working in a practical environment with an outdoor setting, the Land-based Service Engineer Apprenticeship could be the perfect fit for you. You will learn how to maintain and repair mechanised equipment used in agriculture, horticulture and other land-based industries.

As a Land-based Engineer Apprentice, you will learn how to work under supervision and where appropriate on your own initiative on a wide range of machinery, plant, equipment and tasks. These tasks may include preparation and pre-delivery inspection of new and used machinery, carrying out scheduled service and routine maintenance operations, preparation of equipment for repair which may include dismantling and reassembly of the equipment and their component parts, conducting system tests and simple diagnostic tasks, handing over machinery plant and equipment to the control and use of others at work. These operations may take place in your workshop or on the customer’s site, often outdoors. As the job has challenges ranging from simple fabrication to the repair of mechanical faults you need to develop a wide portfolio of skills, industry underpinning knowledge and the disciplines required for environmental and safe working practice.

Auction Mart
Study Location
2 Years
depending on Level
Level 2
Qualification Level
1 day / week (term-time)
College Attendance

Entry Requirements

  • While there are no formal entry requirements for this apprenticeship, you may be required to do an Initial Assessment to ascertain your suitability for the course.
    If you do not hold a qualification in Maths & English at Level 1, you will be required to pass Functional Skills in these subjects and work towards Level 2 prior to the completion of the apprenticeship
  • No other specific qualifications are required as full training will be given
  • Employment in the industry

What you will study

  • Workshop practices, the identification and application of tools and equipment used in service and maintenance operations
  • Methods of thermally and chemically joining metals and components
  • This knowledge will be used in the context of performing service and maintenance operations to machinery and equipment
  • The operating principles of machinery, plant and equipment within the chosen land-based service engineering sector
  • How to access and interpret technical data relating to machinery and equipment service and maintenance operations
  • Maintain and conduct basic repairs and maintenance activities on power units, and power trains, mechanical equipment, plant and machinery and their associated systems and components
  • Thermally and chemically join metals and materials
  • Access and interpret technical data relating to service and maintenance operations in accordance with the manufacturer’s documentation
  • Communicate with customers and colleagues expressing technical information in clear concise terms whilst demonstrating customer care principles
  • Carry out operational tests on low technology plant, equipment and machinery
  • Safety Orientation
  • Quality Focused
  • Communicator
  • Team Player
  • Willingness to Learn

How you will study...

  • Monthly workplace visits from a Learning Development Advisor
  • College attendance 1 day per week during term time
  • 6 hrs per week ‘off the job training’ tracked
  • Portfolio building – work-based evidence

What's Next?


  • Engineer
  • Specialist Technician
  • Service Manager
  • Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Supervisor
To apply for an Apprenticeship, please complete the online application form and our Apprenticeship Team will contact you to arrange an interview.
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