To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the John Deere apprenticeship programme, the company will hold an open day to recruit the next generation of technicians to work across its agriculture, turf and parts businesses.
More than 1,000 apprentices have qualified since 1992 and the company is keen to showcase the career paths that are available for those who complete the course.
On the 6th of October, the company and the scheme’s training provider, ProVQ, will open the doors of its new training centre in Upper Saxondale, Nottinghamshire, where candidates will be offered guided tours, practical demonstrations and driving experiences.
Classrooms and workshops will be staffed by instructors and apprentices, enabling visitors to learn about the state-of-the-art learning facilities on offer and talk to those who know about the programme.
“It’s a hugely exciting time to be part of the agricultural and turfcare industries – they are evolving and becoming more technologically advanced than ever before,” John Deere branch training manager Allan Cochran said.
“The job is so much more than just servicing and fixing things. The machines and parts our apprentices work on and with are some of the most advanced in the world, many capable of levels of automation or operating at capacities we could only dream of a few years ago.
“With exam results now known and young people planning their futures, we’re encouraging them to join us for our open day to find out how John Deere can ignite their careers.
“It’s not just for people who love 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 open day will take place on the 6th of October, with three sessions running at 10am, 1pm and 3pm. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day. For more information and to book your slot click here.