AGCO Apprenticeship - Year 1 - Luke Lovell
8th April 2019
Luke Lovell, 17, is a former pupil at Thirsk School and Sixth Form College in Thirsk, North Yorkshire.
Coming from an engineering background, with this father a transport manager and HGV driver and uncle a technician, Luke had an interest when leaving school, but it was a chance advert on social media that alerted him to the prospects of an apprenticeship in agricultural engineering.
“I had no particular plan, and no particular understanding at the time of the opportunities in agriculture,” explains Luke. “I saw an advert offering the apprenticeship opportunity with Brockhills of Yorkshire Ltd, in Dalton, and was fortunate enough to be successful in applying.”
Having done a little research, Luke realised that Brockhills has an established track-record with the AGCO Apprenticeship Scheme at the WCG (formerly Warwickshire College Group) Moreton Morrell campus.
“Brockhills have employed new staff directly and put them straight onto the apprenticeship scheme, and there currently is one other in the third year at the moment, so I was confident this was a good opportunity,” adds Luke.
At Brockhills, Luke will mainly be focusing his work on the Fendt range of tractors, as well as other agricultural equipment, including balers.
“The AGCO Apprenticeship gives us good access to relevant training on the right kit. The residential facilities at Moreton Morrell also offers good support, it is good to sit down and talk with the others, we can learn and support each other.”