Agricultural Engineering Apprenticeships

Trainees Placements and Apprenticeships

The Midlands Agricultural Engineering Apprenticeship Awards were originally set up by a former President of the Nottinghamshire County Show Geoffrey Bond OBE, working in partnership with Nottingham University Academy of Science and Technology (NUAST), and agricultural machinery manufacturers and suppliers.

Newark and Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society (NNAS) continue to support the scheme as part of our Education Programme.

In our short video (3.42) below, Geoffrey Bond OBE is talking about the benefits of the scheme for young agricultural engineers. Two recipients, Jack Woodcock and Tom Bailey, explain the difference the Scheme has made to them at the start of their careers.

Summer Trainee Placements

Newark and Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society helps to facilitate summer placements for students 14 – 17 years of age.

A placement opportunity enables young people to gain valuable work experience and a unique insight into the agricultural engineering industry; with the prospect of developing a fulfilling and rewarding career.

Agricultural Apprenticeships

Newark and Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society also supports apprenticeships for young engineers aged 17 – 25, with a bursary of £500 to assist them financially with their careers. To be eligible, students will be currently working with an agricultural engineering company and attending day release at an academic institution. Priority is given to apprentices working or studying in the Midlands.

Visit our Midlands Agricultural Engineering Apprenticeship Award Application page to apply.

Our apprenticeship initiative has received enthusiastic support from stakeholders such as Riseholme College in Lincoln, the Institution of Agricultural EngineersAgri Machinery News and the Midlands Machinery Show.

Our supporting organisations recognise the ever increasing technical nature in agricultural engineering and the need to raise awareness about the rewarding career opportunities available in the farming industry.

Could You Sponsor A Young Person?

Our charity has limited funds and we could help many more young people at the start of their careers if we had more funds available.

Agricultural Engineering Apprenticeship Winners - Newark & Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society

SPONSORSHIP – We have opportunities for individuals, small businesses or larger companies and organisations to sponsor both our Agricultural Education Development Grants and our Agricultural Engineering Apprentice Awards

Your support could pay for a young person to pay for training or buy much needed tools, clothing and equipment.

DONATIONS – We are always grateful for any donations no matter how small. Every little helps us to provide much needed financial support for our young people.

Please contact our Education Officer in the first instance.


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