SRUC Advent Calendar: 2nd December
Working on a farm is not your typical 9-5 desk job, the exact opposite actually. It takes commitment with early mornings, late nights and weekend work. It requires attention all year round so a fortnight off for Christmas seems unlikely.
Many different aspects rely on land-based machinery to help complete or assist with everyday tasks. One of the best benefits of using machinery is it helps speed up tasks – essential for those times when you’re out in the snow and can t wait to get back to put your feet up next to the fire.
It would be a Christmas disaster to spend precious time and money to fix a piece of machinery that is reliant to the everyday running of a farm. But unfortunate machinery does break, so much so it is expected that a further 4000 people will be required in this industry by 2020 to keep up with the demand.
Todays land-based engineers have to be self motivated and highly trained in order to meet the demands of working with modern tractors, machines and equipment’s and must have an innovative approach to problem solving.
If this sounds like you and you want to find out more then why not look into SRUC land-based engineering courses on our website.