To celebrate the diversity and value that apprenticeships bring to employers, apprentices and communities, National Apprenticeship Week runs from 3-9 February.
Apprenticeships are an excellent way to gain nationally recognised qualifications and valuable workplace skills, all whilst earning a wage.
If you are thinking about a career in landbased engineering, you will need to find an employer, machinery manufacturer, local college or training provider who offer their own enhanced apprenticeships.
Local employers will often offer apprentices opportunities and send you to a local college or training provider for ‘off-the-job’ training.
Although traditionally apprentices may have been thought of as young people leaving school, apprenticeships are now available from level 2 (equivalent to GCSE) to levels 6 and 7 (equivalent to a Bachelors or Masters degree).
Degree apprenticeships combine academic and vocational programmes, allowing apprentices to complete them with both a degree and several years’ experience in the workplace.
Apprenticeships can not only lead to a wide range of different engineering jobs at all levels, but also to professional registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng), Chartered Engineer (CEng).
By joining IAgrE we can help and support you throughout your career.
Student Membership of IAgrE
Student membership grade is for students following courses in scientific, engineering, agricultural engineering or other relevant technical subjects within the European Union. Student membership is sponsored by the Douglas Bomford Trust with no charge to you.
IAgrE will support you during your studies and give you a head start in becoming professionally qualified. Read our Student Passport to Professionalism flyer to see how IAgrE membership can benefit you.
Start your membership now by completing our online application form
The Technician grade of IAgrE Membership is for those who are qualified at a vocational or technical leve or have completed an apprenticeship or extended diploma. They will be working in the industry and will have built early experience and career development in the workplace. They will be keen to be part of the IAgrE family and seeking a cost effective way of getting involved and benefiting. This grade may include farm machinery service engineers, people working in precision farming and soil science working as technicians, instructors and trainers. The postnominal TIAgrE is permitted at this grade.
Candidates will have a minimum technical education to at least Level 2 in Agricultural Engineering or an equivalent landbased, scientific, or environmental subject and are established in employment in a vocational and/or technical role.