Harvest Hours 2015We are pleased to advise that our harvest hours will operate form the 1st August 2015 to 30th September 2015. This will be continually reviewed with in the event of a late season.Monday to Friday 8.00am - 7.00pm*Saturday 8.00am - 5.00pm*Sunday 8.00am - 12.00pm**Weather permittingFor emergency out of hours service please contact;Alnwick - Andy Hedgecock 07891 712481Berwick - Stuart Forsyth 07970 593844Coldstream - Alistair Hogg 07989 713254Dunbar/Haddington - Richard Lyall 07971 578870Stow - Xander Donald 07980 921805
Come along to our working Tillage event on Wednesday 23rd September 2015, by kind permission John Cavers & Sons, Crosshall Farm, (farm is situated between Greenlaw and Coldstream, near our Orange Lane depot). In the field will be the NEW and very exciting latest edition to the Kuhn drill range, The Espro 6m with low horsepower requirement and available with grain and fertiliser option from 2016. Also being put through their paces will be a selection of Kuhn field cultivators, plough's, drill combination unit, 12.3m Dal-Bo rollers, and on static display a Kuhn Axis fertiliser spreader and mounted sprayer. Keep visiting this webpage for the latest news on this autumns best tillage event.
John Deere has appointed ProVQ as its new partner to deliver the company’s award winning apprentice training programmes, replacing the previous provider Babcock.ProVQ’s sister company ProAuto started business in 1999, offering high quality technical training courses for adult technicians working in the automotive industry. ProVQ was established in 2005 to apply this training expertise to apprentice programmes, developing a full range of services including apprentice recruitment, training, vocational assessment and qualifications; the two companies merged in 2013.Today the company trains over 600 apprentices and many hundreds of adult learners on technical, parts and customer service programmes, working in national partnership with businesses such as Toyota Lexus, Porsche Cars, Mitsubishi and Halfords.John Deere apprentices who are already enrolled with Babcock on the Ag Tech, Parts Tech, Turf Tech and Customer Service Tech programmes will transfer directly to ProVQ, as will the staff who currently look after them, both in the field and during the residential training blocks.For the new training year starting this autumn, first year apprentices will be based from November at a new Apprentice Training Centre located at Radcliffe-on-Trent, 15 minutes away from John Deere Limited’s headquarters at Langar, Nottingham. The second and third year apprentice programmes will then transfer to the new training centre from Babcock’s premises at Ruddington.“I believe this new partnership with ProVQ will enable our apprenticeship training to maintain its position as the benchmark programme for the agricultural and turf industries,” says John Deere Limited training centre manager Richard Halsall. “The arrangements we have put in place to ensure continuity of training provision should make the transfer as seamless as possible.”A new dedicated registration page (pictured) is now live on the ProVQ Apprenticeshipfinder website, at http://apprenticeshipfinder.co.uk/john-deere. This provides a short description of each of the John Deere apprentice programmes and a link to the application form.“For quite a number of years now my company and I have worked within the light vehicle automotive sector, but my career background is in heavy diesels and it’s great to be back!” says ProVQ Ltd managing director Julian Lloyd.“We are a highly technical company with a firm focus on training quality. My senior team and I are timed-served vehicle technicians and education specialists, and we are confident that through close partnership with John Deere and its dealers we can make this apprentice training programme a prime example of how it should be done.”John Deere’s three-year apprenticeships lead to the IMI Level 2 & 3 certificates in Landbased Engineering and Level 2 & 3 IMI Diploma in vehicle parts operations. Apprentices can choose to complete their education for a fourth year to gain the John Deere Diploma and register at LTA2 level in the industry’s Landbased Technician Accreditation scheme, while starting their adult training within the John Deere University.Now in its 24th year, Ag Tech was the first such scheme to be introduced in the UK and won a National Training Award at the end of 1997, the only one ever made to an agricultural machinery apprenticeship programme. Since the first programme started in 1992, more than 570 apprentices have graduated and are now working in the company’s nationwide dealer network.