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Landbased Service Engineer

Landbased service engineer working on some large machinery

Landbased service engineers maintain, repair and test a wide range of equipment and machinery for the agricultural, horticultural, landscape and forestry industries. They work with large items such as tractors and harvesters, smaller items such as lawnmowers and chainsaws and equipment such as dairy machinery.

They can also be called landbased mechanics or agricultural technicians.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting pay for an apprentice is often based around the National Minimum Wage. The apprentice rate, for those aged under 19 or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship, is £5.28 an hour (1 April 2023).

Salaries for newly qualified landbased mechanics in the UK usually range from around £15,000 to £25,000 a year. With experience this can rise to £40,000 a year, and sometimes more. You can earn extra through overtime and on call duties.

Conditions

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Getting In

Most landbased service engineers work for specialist machinery companies, large farms, sports organisations such as golf clubs or local authority parks departments. There are more opportunities in rural areas.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2023
16255
2.3 %
RISE
2028
16625
  United Kingdom
2023
190154
2.4 %
RISE
2028
194725

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What Does it Take?

You should have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

Video

Courtesy of Lantra Scotland

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE)
Tel: 01234 750876
Website: http://www.iagre.org/
Website (2): http://landbasedengineering.com
Twitter: @IAgrE
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Institution-of-Agricultural-Engineers-159808327446587/

Lantra Scotland
Tel: 01738 310164
E-mail: scotland@lantra.co.uk
Website: https://www.scotland.lantra.co.uk/
Twitter: @LantraScotland
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lantrascotland/

Lantra is the Sector Skills Council for the environmental and land-based sector.

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