If you love science, technology, engineering, or information technology, then a career in land-based engineering could be for you. The skills and types of land-based engineering include diagnostics repair and testing, all in the context of diesel and petrol engines, equipment controlled by GPS technology and integrated into environmental information – a fantastic mix of innovation and problem solving. It’s not all about farming either, everything concerned with the upkeep and control of the countryside, forestry, sports grounds and open spaces involves the application of engineering solutions.
We offer both full-time and apprenticeship routes for school leavers. Once you have completed the Level 3 qualification you will be able to work all over the world in a range of careers maintaining and repairing land-based machinery and technology.
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Maintenance Team Leader at Hitachi Rail Europe in Penzance.
Jack studied Land-based Engineering at Duchy College Rosewarne in 2006 and finished his apprenticeship in 2011
“I studied Landbased engineering technical certificate full time after leaving school, and then on to NVQ apprenticeship with work based assessments and one day a week at college. I really liked the mix of actual work, classroom learning and getting paid whist I learned. I enjoyed the practical sessions and getting my hands dirty. Also the classroom based learning was very informative and full of real life experiences (stories from Brian) to keep you interested.
“I’m in charge of a team of technicians who carry out safety inspections and defect rectification on the new Intercity Express Trains for GWR West of England fleet based at Longrock depot. Many of the skills I was taught whist at college I still use today everything from health and safety procedures to diagnostic skills and fault finding techniques to assist in defect rectification. I’m very happy with my current position but would possibly like to progress into a higher management position within a rail and/or engineering role.