Apprentice Turf Technician

Ripon Farm Services Ltd.
Swanland, UK
Apprentice Turf Technician

Apprentice Turf Technician

place Swanland

Role overview

Ripon Farm Services is a family owned multibranch agricultural dealer covering 14 sites within Yorkshire, Teesside, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. We are responsible for the sale and aftersales support of a wide range of agricultural machinery and products, predominantly the exciting John Deere range of products. Our business culture reflects both tradition and progress, and we strive to help our customers to be more efficient and more productive in the modern farming industry.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our aftersales team in our FG Adamsons Depot as a Turf Apprentice. The Turf Technician apprenticeship develops exactly the same skills as its agricultural equivalent, but with the focus more on machines used by golf courses, sports grounds, local authorities, landscapers and country estates. The apprenticeships are provided through John Deere and ProVQ.

At the end of the apprenticeship, you will receive an industry recognised qualification upon competition. Our Land-Based Service Engineering Technician apprenticeship follows the level 3 Apprenticeship Standard; Land-Based Service Engineering Technician (ST0243).

The program duration is approximately 36 to 48 months and includes 24 weeks of block release training spread over 3 years conducted at purpose-built training facility in Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire. At the end of the training period you will need to complete and EPA. This will consist of online tests, practical observations, and professional discussions using the evidence collected throughout your apprenticeship.


  • As our apprentice you will need an appetite for learning and an enthusiasm for the industry.
  • Knowledge of agricultural equipment would be preferred but full training on systems and product will be provided.
  • Apprentices are required to have achieved English & Maths at GCSE A-C or 4 & above, or Functional Skills Level 2 prior to being put forward for EPA.

Hours of work

Monday to Friday with occasional overtime to suit the business demands at evenings and weekends.

  • Benefits

  • Opportunity to work with industry-leading technology and brands.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Company sick scheme.24 days holiday plus bank holidays.
  • Life insurance x 3 salary.
  • Tailored career path.
  • Manufacturer training.
  • Employee uniform.
  • Staff discount on showroom items.
  • Free on-site parking.
  • Health and well-being support line
  • Employer funded Cash plan to support with covering employees’ regular healthcare expenses