Do you have an interest in the outdoors? Do you want to help contribute to an environmentally sustainable future? Study for an apprenticeship in land engineering and be part of a sector that’s focused on the safe management of forests and farming areas.
The apprenticeship is ideal for anyone who wants to develop specialist agricultural skills. Learn to handle a variety of machines such as lawn mowers, combine harvesters and tractors. Increase your understanding of horticultural techniques like sustainable gardening and plant propagation. Discover how to maintain agricultural equipment and help with the day to day operations on a farm.
Scotland’s land engineering industry has a range of jobs to choose from. Help to maintain farm equipment as an agriculture technician. Become an arborist and contribute to the safeguarding of trees and forests. Work as a ground care administrator and help to improve the health of soil in different environments.
You'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 5 and Level 6.
SVQ Land-based Engineering (Agriculture) at SCQF Level 5
SVQ Land-based Engineering (Arboriculture / Forestry) at SCQF Level 5
SVQ Land-based Engineering (Ground Care) at SCQF Level 5
SVQ Land-based Engineering (Agriculture) at SCQF Level 6
SVQ Land-based Engineering (Arboriculture / Forestry) at SCQF Level 6
SVQ Land-based Engineering (Ground Care) at SCQF Level 6
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
Develop an awareness of environmental good practice
Prepare and operate a tractor with attachments
Prepare and operate a powered vehicle like a combine harvester
Prepare feed and water supplies for livestock
You will develop the following core skills:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other roles such as horticulture and forestry
with a technical apprenticeship in engineering or go into full-time work.
Further education: Improve your knowledge of green environments by studying for a bachelor’s degree in horticulture or plant care. This could lead to a higher qualification like a Masters in agricultural science. Your experience will support your university application.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications to find a job in the land-based engineering industry. There are several jobs listed below:
Horticulture equipment technician
Ground care operative
Ground care technician
There are no set requirements for the apprenticeship. But it is worth having an interest in land-based engineering and a desire to work outdoors.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
This Modern Apprenticeship will take 12 to 24 months to complete.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.