Ecstatic about engines? ‘Learn by doing’ on our agricultural engineering courses.
The world’s population is rapidly expanding, and this generates an ever-growing need to produce more food. As a talented, highly skilled engineer with the industry skills that count, you’ll find yourself in high demand when it comes to the jobs market.
As the UK’s leading academy for agricultural engineering, we are constantly raising the bar to deliver training in the advanced technology needed to maintain the complex tractors and agricultural machinery used in precision farming.
Based in our £7 million Advanced Agricultural Technology and Engineering (Agri-Tech) Centre, you will develop your technical knowledge and practical ability in the maintenance of agricultural machinery using the latest diagnostic equipment.
If your goal is to work for a top manufacturer as a multi-skilled engineer capable of influencing our future – we’ve got a course to suit!
Current job role: Field Service Technician, CNH Industrial
Previous course: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Land-Based Technology, 2014
“Reaseheath’s links with industry helped to further my skills and knowledge – not just through the provision of modern machinery – but also through the contacts I made. On completing my course, I progressed into a paid product support internship at CNH Industrial and this led to a full time role in their product support department.”
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Why study Agricultural Engineering at Reaseheath?
Perfect your diagnostic skills by working on our brand-new running engine rigs.
‘Learn by doing’ in our Agri-Tech training facility with electronic diagnostic equipment, hydraulic training rigs, electronics lab and industry-standard workshops.
We have extensive industry links, and this is good news when it comes to your future career prospects. Many of our former students have found work with some of the best manufacturers in the world.
Our partnership with market-leading manufacturers means that you’ll be learning with state-of-the-art technologically advanced machinery and equipment – including the very latest GPS precision farming technology.
Join our European study tour and visit top shows and exhibitions to gain first-hand experience of the latest advances in agricultural engineering technology and manufacturing.
Our exciting Agri-Tech facility, new for 2018, was developed in partnership with major agricultural companies such as JCB, Case IH, CLAAS UK and New Holland.
Where could your career take you?
The world of agricultural engineering can offer you a range of exciting and rewarding careers. Many of our students find employment with world-class national and international manufacturers such as Case IH and New Holland working in the fields of training and development or technical support. Others choose to work for leading dealerships and progress their career within the company to managerial roles.
Working for a main manufacturer or dealership, you may also be offered global travel opportunities with temporary overseas contracts being common in Australia, Canada and America.
Whatever your goals, our courses can develop the transferrable skills required for a range of careers across many industries.
Some popular career options include:
- Precision farming engineer
- Technical service engineer
- Design and development engineer
- Aftersales technical support specialist
- Technical parts specialist
- Technical sales engineer
- Aftersales technical training
- Test engineer
Where you’ll be studying
Our Advanced Agricultural Technology and Engineering (Agri-Tech) Centre opened its doors in 2018 following an investment of £7 million and is part of our new Technology Park. Carefully designed to lead the way in training and technology, the purpose-built centre contains £1 million pounds worth of the very latest equipment and resources.
This exciting scheme was developed in partnership with major agricultural companies and it will allow us to deliver next generation skills in precision engineering, precision farming and many other areas.
Our industry standard workshops include practical teaching areas and technical teaching classrooms where you’ll work with electronic diagnostic equipment, hydraulic training rigs and in our new electronics lab. The Agri-Tech Centre also houses a showroom where you can experience product launches and industry events.
Your Reaseheath experience
As an agricultural engineering student, you will have the opportunity to join our annual study tour with visits to engineering and manufacturing centres of excellence.
You’ll also get the chance to visit top agricultural shows and exhibitions, such as LAMMA, to experience the very latest in advanced engineering and computer technology.
Recently, we were the venue for the Red Power Tour hosted by Stamford Agricultural Services Ltd. This national event showcases top-of-the- range Case IH tractors and equipment.
We’re the preferred training provider for local, national and international companies including JCB, Case IH, CLAAS UK and New Holland. Employers look to us when recruiting and newly qualified engineers are always in demand.
Our Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma is a unique three-year sandwich course, with a year spent on work placement. Designed in partnership with industry, this nationally recognised qualification offers excellent career progression.
Food for thought: We’re part of Agri-Tech West, an alliance of businesses, organisations and educational institutions formed to find ways of producing sustainable food using new technology.
Earn while you learn
Our engineering apprenticeships have been carefully developed with employers to provide you with ‘on-the-job’ training while you earn a wage and develop the relevant skills needed to fast-track your career in the agricultural engineering industry.
We provide apprenticeship training for leading national and international companies and these companies donate top-of-the range machinery and equipment which we use to develop your technical training.
Trained by specialist staff in our fully equipped workshops, you will attend college in blocks throughout the year. The rest of the time you will be gaining valuable industry experience in the workplace.
“Our Land-Based Engineering programme is a very successful partnership with great benefits for Reaseheath students, CNH Industrial and its dealers. In product support, we look to recruit people with a great attitude, good fundamental skills and a broad knowledge of land-based equipment. This is what the engineering department at Reaseheath seems very good at producing.”
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