In an effort to recruit the technicians of the future, John Deere will hold an open day at its Apprentice Training Centre this May.
Aiming to enlist apprentices to work across its turf and parts business, the event at the Nottingham-based centre will detail the two and three year courses available. The apprenticeship programme has been running for over 30 years and seen more than 1,200 apprentices qualify through practical learning alongside classroom teaching.
Allan Cochran, John Deere branch training manager, said: “It’s a really exciting time to be part of the agricultural and turfcare industries. 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.
“It’s not just servicing and fixing tractors. If you want to earn while you learn and be part of a huge, global brand with a reputation for ground-breaking innovations, then a John Deere apprenticeship could be the perfect start to your career.”
The event on May 3 and 4, 2023 will see visitors experience a tour of the state-of-the-art facility and be able to meet instructors, learn about the John Deere brand and hear about career development opportunities. Sessions will last up to two hours and will outline what the company can offer prospective apprentices.
Mr Cochran said: “This is a unique opportunity to view the learning facilities on offer and talk to those who know all about the programmes.”
The three John Deere apprenticeship programmes include Ag Tech – focusing on agricultural machinery, Turf Tech – focusing on professional turf equipment, and Parts Tech – focusing on parts service and support.
The events are free to attend but must be pre-booked as places are limited.
To book visit: jdapprenticeships.eventbrite.co.uk