On September 25th, New Holland and CASE IH apprentices studying land-based engineering at Writtle College University (WUC) based in Essex were thrilled to welcome UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak who joined them during a hands-on workshop on tractor maintenance. The PM was visiting the WUC’s campus to speak with young people about their passion for food and the farming sector. The apprentices spent time chatting with the PM about the workshop whilst demonstrating their understanding of agricultural machinery.
The students are studying through a partnership launched in 2022 by CNH (manufacturers of New Holland Agriculture and CASE IH) with WUC to address the skills gap for specialist engineers within the agricultural sector. The apprentices are all currently employed by both New Holland Agriculture and CASE IH local dealerships throughout England.
CNH is passionate about supporting young people within the land-based education sector to ensure that the technologies of tomorrow are taught to the students whilst adhering to a high level of technical standards. CNH also run a similar scheme in Scotland at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) Oatridge campus.
Read more on the Writtle University College website.