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:
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)
The Reaseheath College graduates
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
The SRUC Barony graduates