AFGRI Apprentice Academy

AFGRI Apprentice Academy

At AFGRI Equipment, we recognised in order to continue to be able to continue to meet the needs of our customers, we needed to develop talented workers. This led to the creation of the AFGRI Apprentice Academy, in collaboration with Central Regional TAFE. As part of our training strategy to bolster our technician ranks, the program was implemented to ensure we continue to provide a premium service and highly level of quality to our customers.

2021 Intake

For our 2021, we will be recruiting 25 apprentices and 6 part sales trainees at various branches across our WA dealership network. Applications are open from August 2020 with apprentices and parts sales trainees to commence work early 2021.

Apprentice Roles & Responsibilities

Role and Responsibilities

  • To assist in the reassembly of machines and equipment following repair; test operation; and to make adjustments as necessary.
  • To assist in the repair or replacement of defective parts, using hand tools,welding equipment and/or grinders.
  • To assist in testing operations and in replacement of electrical components and wiring, using test meters, soldering equipment and hand tools.
  • Record details of repairs made, and parts used.
  • To assist in servicing or overhauling of engines.
  • To assist in dismantling defective machines for repair.
  • To assist in examining equipment, read inspection reports and confer with customers to locate and diagnose malfunctions.
  • To assist in maintenance, repair and overhauling of farm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors and harvesters using hydraulic hoists or jacks.
  • Responsible for completing timecards, service reports and other documents as required.
  • Ensure to always adhere to safety standards.
  • Protect own health and safety and the health and safety of other people who may be affected by one's conduct in the workplace.
  • Ensure any hazardous conditions, near misses and injuries are reported immediately to the manager.
  • Undertake relevant training and development activities.

Requirements

  • Completed Year 12, preferably at an Ag College.
  • Work experience on large machinery or in the Ag industry.

Parts Trainee Roles & Responsibilities

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Respond to customer needs and enquiries in the workplace.
  • Sell automotive products and services.
  • Promote our products and services to customers.
  • Conduct online transactions.
  • Learn to find available stock on the system, order stock and complete sales.
  • Learn to stock take and re-order stock on our system.
  • Learn to read parts diagrams and interpret required parts for customers.
  • Develop skills to display showroom goods/equipment for sale.
  • Perform office-related work as required.
  • Undertake all relevant training and development activities.

Requirements

  • Completed Year 12, preferably at an Ag College.
  • Have an interest in ag machinery and the industry.

AFGRI Apprentice Academy

We are offering candidates the opportunity to work towards a Certificate III in Ag Mechanical Technology, whilst being employed by an industry-leading company. 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the benefits of learning at the academy?

As part of the AFGRI Apprentice Academy, students will be working towards receiving a highly desirable qualification whilst being employed by an industry-leading company. AFGRI is in the privileged position of working closely with Central Regional TAFE with state-of-the-art facilities devoted to train our next generation of technicians. Students will also receive high quality in-house industry relevant training from our technical advisors, on-the-job training at the branches they are based at and additional product-specific online courses via John Deere University.

What qualifications will I receive once I complete my course?

On completion of the 4-year apprenticeship course, students will receive a Certificate III in Ag Mechanical Technology. Alternatively, on completion of the 2-year parts traineeship course, students will receive a Certificate III in Automotive Parts Sales.

How many applicants will be accepted into the academy?

For the 2021 intake, we are seeking to recruit 25 apprentices and 6 parts trainees to work at our dealerships across Western Australia.

What types of equipment will I be working on?

At AFGRI Equipment, students will become specialized in working on a wide range of John Deere equipment. We also supply machinery from other premium suppliers as well as service a wide range of agricultural, industrial and commercial equipment.

What requirements are needed to join the apprentice academy?

Applicants are required to have completed Year 12, preferably at an Ag College. Work experience on large machinery or in the Ag industry is also desirable.

Do I get to choose which branch I would like to train and work at?

Applicants are requested to list two of our branches they wish to train and work during the application process. If successful, our recruitment team then works to ensure their desired placement, dependent on positions available.

What career progression opportunities are available once qualified?

At AFGRI Equipment, we place great value on the ongoing training and development of our employees, ensuring we continue to support growth and advancement. Due to our scale, company structure and extensive dealership network, we also provide a wide range of different careers paths for our employees to pursue.

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