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Greig Lambie – Engineering Apprentice

Greig LambieGreig Lambie decided to do a Modern Apprenticeship in Land-Based Engineering (Agricultural Machinery) because he was interested in developing his skills in the industry.

“I’ve always been interested in the agricultural sector whether it was the farm and working with the animals or driving tractors from a young age,” he said. “When I left school I decided to go into tools because I like fixing things.”

The 20-year-old from Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, completed a three-year apprenticeship with Daniel Ross Engineering Ltd in Lanark and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).

He now works as part of a team of eight, carrying out various jobs on all types of machinery including Massey Ferguson, Valtra, Lely Welger and Fleming agricultural machines.

Greig said the course at SRUC’s Oatridge campus had given him an excellent grounding for working in the agricultural world.

“I was inspired to be the best I could possibly be, developing my knowledge and skills and being good at what I do,” he said. “I would definitely recommend doing a Modern Apprenticeship because it allows you to get a basic grounding before you go into the workplace where you can be hands-on with all the jobs and put what you’ve learnt into practice.”

Being nominated for Lantra’s Awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills (ALBAS) is his greatest achievement to date, together with being given a works van.

He plans to continue adding to his knowledge by attending various training courses. “I want to have a great spread of knowledge so I am up-to-speed with the fast-moving technology world but also keep the mechanical skills of fixing machines,” he said. “I want to be the best at what I do.”

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