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Landbased Service Engineer

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Landbased mechanics 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 and also smaller items such as lawnmowers and chainsaws.

They can also be called landbased service technicians or agricultural technicians.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

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

Salaries for newly qualified landbased mechanics in the UK usually range from around £15,000 to £20,000 a year. With experience this can rise to £35,000 a year, and sometimes more. You can earn extra through overtime and on call duties.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Most landbased mechanics 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

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
16995
1.3 %
RISE
2023
17224
  United Kingdom
2018
174003
1.7 %
RISE
2023
176978

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What Does it Take?

You should have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

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Courtesy of Lantra Scotland

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Agricultural and Garden Machinery Association (BAGMA)
Tel: 0800 028 0245
Website: http://www.bagma.com/
Twitter: @BAGMA_tweets

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: http://www.lantra.co.uk/scotland
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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