Ben, who is a former DART apprentice has recently completed his Level 2 Agriculture Stockperson apprenticeship achieving a Distinction in his End Point Assessment. He is only just one example of how successful DART apprentices can become during and after their apprenticeships.
Ben appreciates all aspects of country life and enjoys working on the dairy set-up at his current employers; Andrew Mycock’s, Flagg Hall Farm.
Ben started his apprenticeship journey at Bent Farm in Tissington and moved to Flagg Hall Farm where he has worked for nearly 2 years to complete his qualifications. Alongside achieving his Level 2 Stockperson Agriculture Standard, Ben also achieved an EFAW certificate and succeeded at PA1 and PA6 Pesticides assessments. Additionally, he aspires to pass his Loadall and Trailer Driving qualifications however, unfortunately they are on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Hopefully, he will be able to start these soon!
Alongside achieving industry recognised qualifications, you can also attain valuable work experience whilst doing an apprenticeship. Ben said:
‘I like learning on the job both the theory side and practical as you can see it being put into practice.
I really enjoyed learning whilst at work. My employer Andrew Mycock is really good at explaining things such as what we are doing and why we are doing it.
I have learnt plenty of tractor and machinery work which I enjoy. I have also learnt about dairy cow management and the feed and nutrition side more recently which I find very interesting.’
Ben plans to stay with his current employer and is continuing full-time work as well as working with sheep at the weekends. His aspirations for the near future are wanting to progress and learn more about grass and fodder crops, businesses, and different farming practices.
Congratulations Ben we wish you all the best in your career!
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