AGCO Technician Apprenticeship Scheme – Additional College Partners
AGCO is now working with an additional college partner for the AGCO Technical Apprenticeship Scheme to re-enable access to a suitable AGCO scheme across all countries of the UK.
Original partners Warwickshire College at Moreton Morrell are joined by Llysfasi College located near Ruthin, Wales.
Warwickshire College will continue to deliver the AGCO apprenticeship to the latest standards that are required for apprentices in England. This meets the latest tuition funding rules that apply to employers and apprentices located in England.
Llysfasi College are able to deliver the AGCO apprenticeship meeting the requirements including tuition funding rules for dealers and apprentices living in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Apprentices joining AGCO in the UK will be placed on the Technical Advanced Extended Diploma in Agriculture at Coleg Llysfasi – part of Cambria – and trained to use the company’s top-of-the-range farm equipment brands including Fendt, Massey Ferguson and Valtra.
The course is designed to allow young agricultural engineers to progress into positions within AGCO dealerships across the UK, with students already signing up from as far away as the Orkney Islands.
They will attend the Denbighshire site three times a year over three years, in one-month blocks, while also working for AGCO dealers.
Iain Clarke, Head of Llysfasi, says modules will cover a vast range of themes, from health and safety to service, repair, engines and diagnosis of hydraulic and transmission systems.
“It’s a unique apprenticeship scheme and one that will be attractive to anyone wanting to enter the agriculture industry,” said Mr Clarke.
“AGCO will be providing its cutting-edge equipment for the students to use, and that, coupled with the leading expertise we have here at Llysfasi, makes this an exciting opportunity for the apprentices joining us.”
He added: “They will have the chance to achieve an industry-approved qualification at the same time as gaining fantastic hands-on practical skills through a manufacturer-backed scheme and earning a wage.
“AGCO is a trailblazer in its industry so this is a very exciting partnership for us.”
Tony Linfield, Training Development Manager at AGCO said: “Our partnership with Cambria will cater for AGCO dealers and apprentices in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland, whilst those in England will continue to receive training through our established partners, Warwickshire College at Moreton Morrell.
“Apprenticeships across the UK have evolved dramatically over recent years resulting in increased demand. The appointment of an additional partner for the AGCO Apprenticeship Scheme is a direct response to this and fully embraces these changes.”
Are you interested in becoming one of RVW Pugh’s apprentices?
With the addition of Llysfasi College we can now accept apprentices that are based in Wales.
Please call 01588 620545 for more information.