There’s never been a better time to consider an apprenticeship with Ben Burgess and we have vacancies at our Ellington Depot for September 2019. Ellington is our brand-new flagship depot based just outside of Huntingdon.

As the agricultural and turf machinery business becomes more technologically advanced, utilising satellite navigation systems, Formula 1 transmission technology, computerised controls and advanced, fuel-efficient engines, the need for skilled people working in the industry becomes ever greater. Parts and service departments require the same skills too so whatever your interest, there is a role for you. We have a wide range of opportunities and exciting prospects for the right people.

Like all apprenticeships, the John Deere service technician scheme combines training with paid employment, leading to nationally recognised and valued qualifications. Apprentices work at Ben Burgess but also spend time at ProVQ training centre and at John Deere’s headquarters, both near Nottingham. You are supported by a designated learning adviser and by Ben Burgess, gaining valuable workplace skills by undertaking practical tasks and experiencing real-life challenges. Every apprentice is provided with an individually tailored learning plan, with progress monitored by the learning adviser who makes regular visits to the dealer for on the job assessment and guidance.

With the emphasis firmly on farm machinery, you will develop skills and proficiency in a wide range of technical areas, from routine maintenance and servicing through to complex component overhauls utilising the very latest John Deere diagnostic equipment.

The apprenticeship programmes last for one to four years, depending on the course you choose. Most of your time is spent employed at Ben Burgess where you learn on the job, but with the added benefit of some classroom and workshop tuition at the training centre.

What are the entry requirements?

Applicants should ideally have a minimum of three GCSE grades A-C with a willingness to learn and an interest in working at Ben Burgess.

What does it cost?

There are no tuition fees. Ben Burgess pays the apprentices wages and covers the tuition and accommodation costs for the residential training.

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To Apply

Send your CV to or HR & Recruitment, Ben Burgess, Europa Way, Norwich, NR1 2EN.