The Kubota Dealer Apprenticeship Programme is your opportunity to be part of the future of UK engineering. The Programme enables apprentices to work in the agriculture, construction or ground-care machinery sectors, studying everything from basic engineering skills to the latest technological advancements.
With UK headquarters based in Thame, Kubota is a world-leading manufacturer of agricultural, ground-care and construction machinery and world-class engines. Employing more than 35,000 people, Kubota has a worldwide network in more than 110 countries. Everything we do at Kubota is built on a philosophy of constant and consistent innovation to deliver practical, powerful and efficient solutions.
See: https://kuk.kubota-eu.com/kubota-dealer-apprenticeship-programme/ for more information.
The role is varied, and duties would include:
Working alongside product experts to support with training
dealer development as well as key projects.
The ideal candidate would be local to the area, keen to learn, hardworking, reliable and have some interest or experience in mechanics.
Please complete working hours & rate of pay
You will work 37.5 hours per week between 08:30am (earliest start) and 17:00pm (latest finish), Monday to Friday. Due to legal restrictions, young people aged 16-17 cannot work more than 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week
You will be paid a minimum of £15000 per year. This will be reviewed throughout the programme and may increase depending on performance and progression.
Training will be provided in the workplace where you will work towards a Level 2 Land-based Service Engineering Standard Apprenticeship.
Requirements and prospects
The ability to work as part of a team or on own initiative.
The ideal candidate must be keen to learn, enjoy a challenge, be honest and hardworking
Reliable and personable and have a keen interest in mechanics
Qualifications demonstrating sound literacy and numeracy skills (e.g. GCSE English and maths A*-C or equivalent qualifications) are desirable.
Please ensure you have listed all qualifications & grades/predicted grades in the appropriate section of this application, paying particular attention to maths & English.
Candidates will be screened as part of the recruitment process and must be able to work at Level 1 in Functional Skills (Maths and English) in order to undertake this Apprenticeship.
Please note that candidates with any qualification at the same level or above in the same subject are ineligible for funding and will not be considered for an Apprenticeship.
Possibility to progress on to the Advanced Apprenticeship.
Things to consider
You will be expected to attend college on a block release basis (5 x 2-week blocks over each of the 2 years, 20 weeks in total)
You will be expected to work outdoors in all weather conditions
To ensure your application has the best chance of being considered for the vacancy you must provide information on all qualifications undertaken stating highest grades achieved in every subject, paying attention to maths and English. Along with this you need to state any previous work experience.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
N.B. Depending on volume of applications this vacancy may close early; therefore, early application is advisable.