Hartpury Apprenticeships


Everything you need to know about apprenticeships at Hartpury College.

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a great opportunity if you want to learn whilst you earn. You’ll gain valuable experience via classroom-based learning and on-the-job training. An apprenticeship can help you to progress your career in a new or existing role.

Apprenticeships at Hartpury College

We offer two apprenticeships, the Level 2 General Farmworker Apprenticeship  and the Level 3 Crop Technician Apprenticeship. Our lecturers are passionate about farming, you’ll be in great hands when it comes to learning about all areas of agriculture.

The Level 2 General Farmworker Apprenticeship is a GCSE-equivalent qualification and is a one year course. You can specialise in crop or livestock production, supporting daily operations within the farm enterprise and helping to maintain animal and plant health.

The Level 3 Crop Technician Apprenticeship is an A-level-equivalent qualification that will allow you to develop your skills across two years. You’ll help to prepare and cultivate sites for planting crops, harvest and store crops and learn how to maintain farm equipment and machinery.


Agriculture Apprenticeship

Highly regarded by employers, apprenticeships can help you to progress your career, in an existing or completely new role. An apprenticeship can also be a valuable first step into an agricultural career, providing an ideal opportunity to ‘learn while you earn’. 

Five reasons to study an apprenticeship at Hartpury College

  1. Hartpury is the home of agriculture

Our award-winning farm business gives students access to 380 hectares across five sites, including our commercial Home Farm on campus.

  1. Learn while you earn

You’ll earn a wage whilst you are learning and developing your skills. For many apprentices, their apprenticeship leads to full-time employment with their employer.

  1. Gain real work experience

You’ll get plenty of work experience, working with colleagues and customers and solving problems in a real-world agriculture environment. 

  1. The best of both worlds

Worried about missing out on that college experience? Don’t worry. You’ll attend Hartpury College one day per week during term time.

  1. Boost your CV

Working alongside your studies means you’ll be able to add all-important skills to your CV such as time management, reliability as well as practical skills such as operating machinery, and teamwork.

Looking for more reasons? Head over to our blog 10 reasons to consider an agriculture apprenticeship at Hartpury College.

Information for employers

Hiring an apprentice is an effective way to grow and develop your workforce. You can shape a skilled and dedicated team according to your companies’ specific needs. Hartpury apprentices are well regarded, with companies coming back year on year to either find apprentices or to train their staff.

For more information on apprenticeship benefits and funding visit apprenticeships.gov.uk.

We’re here to help

If you are a learner, or an employer, and would like information about apprenticeships at Hartpury College please contact the programme leader.

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Places at our Ofsted Outstanding college are competitive, so we recommend submitting your application as early as possible.

Prospective students don't need to have attended an open day to submit an application and can apply beforehand with no financial or any other obligations.