CNH Industrial (manufacturers of Case IH and New Holland agricultural machinery), and Writtle University College (WUC) in Essex have announced a new partnership.
From September 2022, the CNH Land-based Service Engineering Technician Apprenticeship programme in England will be delivered by WUC’s knowledgeable team.
The Apprenticeship Standard will be delivered via block release and provide agricultural engineering training for leading national and international companies. Apprentices will benefit from expert tutoring on WUC’s land-based estate, just two miles from Chelmsford and close to CNH’s Head Office in Basildon.
WUC’s director of Further Education, Faye Burrage, said: “Writtle University College has a long history of producing industry-ready students for land-based sectors. We’re delighted to be working with CNH to train the agricultural engineers of the future. The courses will be an excellent addition to our existing portfolio, which includes established apprenticeship, college and university courses.”
Up to 30 apprentices will join the programme on a yearly basis to study the Land-based Service Engineering (LBSE) ‘Technician’ Level 3 Apprenticeship.
The course will combine the skills, knowledge and behaviours that the apprentices will need to thrive in this exciting subject and to prepare them for their future careers.
Apprentices will be supported by WUC’s well-established student support and wellbeing services, to help them make the most of student life.
Mark Barnes, CNH’s manager of Product Support and Technical Training for the UK and Ireland said, “We are proud to combine CNH’s knowledge and WUC’s educational experience. Land-based engineering is an exciting, fast-paced sector and an essential part of supporting our customers in the field.”
“WUC and CNH’s UK headquarters in Basildon will work closely together to ensure we offer people enrolling on the program the best experience and platform to start an exciting career.”
“Apprentices can look forward to working with technologically-advanced machines in a fast-growing sector. They will join an industry known for its job security and carry forward our reputation for efficient, reliable service.”
CNH Industrial is a global leader in capital goods. Its 12 brands make the vehicles that keep agriculture and industry growing and employ more than 64,000 people in 180 countries.
WUC has been teaching land-based courses since 1893. Its programmes put science into practice with a combination of expert theory and practical experience.
For more information on Writtle University College’s range of courses, go to writtle.ac.uk.