CLAAS graduates complete their apprenticeship

Sixteen apprentices have commenced their careers with CLAAS dealerships throughout the UK and Ireland having graduated this autumn from the CLAAS Apprenticeship Scheme.

Of these, 15 have spent the last four years studying for the CLAAS Agricultural Technician apprenticeship. During that time they have split their time between formal training blocks at either Reaseheath College in Cheshire or SRUC Barony Campus at Dumfries, combined with time spent gaining practical experience with their supporting dealer, resulting in them receiving an IMI National Diploma in Agricultural Engineering, which is the equivalent of three ‘A’ Levels.

The final student has been studying for the three year CLAAS Parts Sales & Marketing apprenticeship also based at Reaseheath College, working towards a Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Parts Operations, which again is the equivalent of three ‘A’ Levels.

Following their graduation, all the apprentices were invited to attend the Apprentice Graduation Celebration Trip. Over the course of four days they travelled through France and Germany, visiting the CLAAS Tractor factory at Le Mans, the worldwide parts centre at Hamm and the CLAAS Group headquarters at Harsewinkel, so as to gain more insight about CLAAS as a global company.

Landbased Service Engineering graduates:

Reaseheath College

Robbie  Spurgeon             MANNS, Braintree

James Walsh                     MANNS, Halesworth

Jack Brinkley                     MANNS, Saxham

Toby Gardiner                   MANNS, Saxham

Nick Corcoran                   MANNS, Kent

Benjamin Harper              MORRIS CORFIELD, Broseley

Tobias Peissel                   OLIVERS, Tingewick

Tobias Weeks Baker         CLAAS WESTERN, Frome

Robert Wheeler                 CLAAS WESTERN, Cirencester

Connor Heath                    SHARNFORD TRACTORS

(* unable to attend graduation)

CLAAS graduates
The Reaseheath College graduates

SRUC Barony 

Jamie Stewart                    ERWINS

Ben Hyslop                       GORDONS, Dumfries

Lawrence Ewart                 RICKERBY, Carlisle

Alexander Watson             RICKERBY, Cornhill

Scott McLaren                   SELLARS, Oldmeldrum

CLAAS Parts Sales & Marketing graduate:

Dean Jarvis                       MANNS, Thursford

CLAAS graduates
The SRUC Barony graduates