Agricultural Engineering Apprenticeship Award

A fantastic opportunity for young people pursuing a career in agricultural engineering.

Further information & eligibility.

The NNAS’ Agricultural Engineering Apprenticeship Award supports young agricultural engineering apprentices aged 17 - 25, with a bursary to assist financially with their careers. To be eligible, apprentices must currently be working with an agricultural engineering company and attending an academic institution.

Awards are given in support of our charity’s objectives, which are to promote primary agriculture and related industries; but not for food processing or secondary activities.

Applications are opening soon.

Priority is given to:

  1. Agricultural Engineering Apprentices to fund the next steps of their education and/or purchase equipment or tools required for their employment.

  2. East Midlands residents or students employed by companies based in the East Midlands, although not exclusively.

  3. Awards will be granted to those applicants whom the Society believes are most deserving.

The award value is £500 per applicant and is paid in two instalments of £250 over two years. To qualify the applicant must agree to the following terms and conditions before any award is granted.

  1. Successful applicants are required attend the Midlands Machinery Show in November for two consecutive years to collect their award. Any applicant who does not wish to attend or fails to show up will have their award revoked.

  2. Applicants may only apply once. Repeat applications in subsequent years are not allowed.

  3. Successful applicants grant Newark and Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society express permission to use their name and photograph for publicity purposes, to include printed and online media.

  4. The Society’s decision is final when deciding on who qualifies for the award.

You MUST include all required information and submit all forms in support of your application, or your submission may not be considered due to the high number of applications we receive every year

We need to know a bit about you and how our charity’s money will be spent. Please include in your application:

  1. The reason(s) why you decided upon your chosen course and a career in agricultural engineering.

  2. How the award will make a difference to you.

  3. Your career aspirations for the future. What you plan to do after your course or apprenticeship ends.

  4. Include some general background information about yourself. Tell us about any work, interests related to agriculture or voluntary experience you may have, relevant to your application.

  5. The name of any Agricultural Society or Young Farmers club you belong to.

Awards will NOT be paid in advance of the Award Ceremony, usually held at the Midlands Machinery Show during the second week in November.

Any claims found to be fraudulent will immediately result in the loss of the award and disqualify the student from any future awards from the Society.

The awards are offered on a competitive basis therefore not all applications will be successful.

Cheques will only be made payable to the individual award recipient, not to a company or organisation.

To receive your award, you MUST attend a presentation by the Society’s President at the Midlands Machinery Show in November at Newark Showground.

IMPORTANT! Failure to attend the presentation will result in the award being revoked.