We have a couple of career options:
Apprentice Service Technician
Role: Working in both the workshop and in the field.
Timeframe: 4 years
Training: You’ll complete a Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology at TAFE, NSW and the John Deere HPA school in Wagga Wagga with all Hutcheon and Pearce apprentices. You’ll attend 6, 1 week blocks of classes each year for the first 3 years of your apprenticeship. The 4th and final year of the apprenticeship provides you with the opportunity to put your TAFE and classroom learning into practice to further cement your training.
Prospects: In time, as you progress through your career, you will be provided the opportunity to further grow and develop your skills and may be promoted to a specialist Diagnostic Service Technician or Master Technician, Service Foreman or even Service Manager.
Parts Sales Representative Apprenticeship
Role: Working behind the counter face-to-face with customers, on the road selling parts, on the phone interpreting a customer’s requirements, in the warehouse working with the inventory or with the Service Team to source parts and attachments for a customer’s repair work or a new machinery delivery.
Timeframe: 2 years
Training:You’ll complete a Certificate III in Automotive Sales with all apprentices at TAFE NSW and the John Deere HPA School in Wagga. You will undertake several elective subjects which will provide you with Parts Sales specific training and give you exposure to key Parts and Sales techniques and processes. You will learn to identify and interpret parts, maintain stock control, build relations and communicate effectively with customers, present effective displays in showrooms, obtain efficient warehousing skills, and confidently sell products to customers ensuring their requirements are met.
Prospects:In time, as you progress through your career you may be offered the opportunity to work as a Parts Sales Representative, Technical Parts Interpreter, or Parts Department Team Lead.
As an apprentice you’ll attend Orientation Week in February to meet your teachers, the H&P Management Team, your support network and your dedicated Training and Apprenticeships Co-Ordinator.
Your Training and Apprenticeships Co-Ordinator will be your direct liaison throughout your apprenticeship. They will coach, guide and monitor your learning whilst managing your apprenticeship administration.
A HPA Apprenticeship will provide you with trade certification, John Deere product-specific training via the John Deere University and the Hutcheon and Pearce High-Performance Academy Training Facility in Wagga Wagga as well as Hutcheon and Pearce professional development programs and pathways.
Each year from the HPA recruitment program, Hutcheon & Pearce employs at least 12 new apprentices into the High Performance Academy (HPA) across all Branches in the organisation.