Apprentice Turf Technician

Hunt Forest Group Ltd.

Apprentice Turf Technician – Chilbolton

About you

Are you looking for an exciting career within the Turf and Grounds care industry? Are you a natural problem solver who enjoys a challenge? Would you like to join a forward thinking, rapidly expanding company who values their staff? If so, then we have an exciting role waiting for you.

Our business is experiencing an exciting period of growth. As a result, we are looking for proactive Apprentice Service Technicians to join our Professional Turf department based at Chilbolton. The successful candidates will be people who are genuinely interested in learning to service and maintain all types of turf and grounds care machinery.

You will receive the highest calibre of training through our John Deere accredited apprenticeship program which takes a total of 3 years to complete. During this time, you will be shadowing a dedicated and experienced mentor who will help to enhance your learning of the trade.

Throughout the three years training, you will attend block training for two weeks at a time, up at the dedicated John Deere training centre in Nottingham. There are 4x two week blocks across the course of the year and you will attend with the other apprentices across the company starting at the same time.

At the end of the course, you will be aiming to qualify as a Level 3 Land Based Service Engineering Technician which is a fantastic achievement and one that will help to set you up for the rest of your career as fully qualified Service Technician with Hunt Forest Group.

If we have just described you, then we definitely want to hear from you. We look forward to you joining our team and growing together’.

Applications for this role will close on Sunday 25th February 2024

About the role:

  • Full time position – Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
  • Performs basic service tasks & develops skills in removal, disassembly and reconditioning of components.
  • Assists Technicians as needed.
  • Reports weekly to a mentor or Service Manager regarding ongoing activities and progression.
  • ··Learns to maintain the condition of inventory, tools and equipment.
  • Learns to maintain a clean work area and performs work in a professional, neat and orderly fashion.
  • Learns to complete reports and forms required in conjunction with job assignments.
  • Participates in Service Training programs required, mostly DLMs, for the development of skills and knowledge.
  • Follows all safety rules and regulations in performing work assignments.
  • Spends time in all departments to understand the workings of a Dealership.
  • Any other tasks as reasonably required.

Relevant Skills/Experience:


  • Genuine interest in professional turf and grounds care machinery
  • Motivated and keen to learn with a positive can do attitude
  • Ability to work effectively as a team
  • Equally able to work from own initiative
  • Ability to use basic standard computer applications
  • Able to proactively ask questions to enhance learning

About us

Hunt Forest Group is a family run, expanding and ambitious company, operating throughout the South of England making us one of the largest John Deere dealerships in the country with over 50 years of industry experience. We appreciate and value hard work and dedication from our people, who are not just employees but who each play a vital role in the overall success of our business. In return, we provide each person with great benefits and job security in a fast paced and evolving industry, supporting key areas of agriculture, commercial and professional ground care and construction.

We support continuous professional development and encourage each person to grow and reach their full potential, to be the best they can be, which in turn supports the business to achieve its mission.


  • Competitive salary
  • Up to 33 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Free parking at all sites
  • Uniform and PPE provided
  • Occupational Sick Pay Scheme
  • Focused career progression
  • Autonomous work culture – we encourage our staff to work from their own initiatives rather than be micromanaged
  • You will become part of the Hunt Forest Group community!

Closing date Sunday 25th February 2024

Interviews w/c Monday 11th March 2024