Submitted by CNH Industrial
New Holland Agriculture, a brand of CNH Industrial, was recently visited by UK Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, at the farm at Writtle University College (WUC). The New Holland engineering apprentices were thrilled to welcome the Prime Minister (PM), where he joined them during a hands-on workshop on tractor maintenance.
The PM visited the Essex based campus to speak with young people about their passion for the food and farming sector. The apprentices spent time chatting with the PM about the workshop whilst demonstrating their understanding of agricultural machinery. Through a partnership launched in 2022 by CNH with WUC, these workshops address the skills gap for specialist engineers within the agricultural sector. The apprentices are all currently employed by New Holland Agriculture’s local dealerships throughout England.
David Rapkins, New Holland Agriculture Business Director UK & ROI, said, “We are proud to be working alongside both WUC and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) in delivering and supporting these apprenticeship courses within the land-based education sector. Our aim is to nurture and develop a strong workforce of specialist agricultural engineers for the future.”
Proud to have been visited by the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak’s acknowledgement and hands-on participation in this scheme reflects the prestige of the program and CNH’s strong commitment to agricultural education for young people. In programs like the one running at WUC and elsewhere in the UK (CNH also runs a similar scheme in Scotland at SRUC Oatridge campus), education in pioneering AgTech is a key priority now, and will be for years to come.
CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI) is a world-class equipment and services company. Driven by its purpose of Breaking New Ground, which centers on Innovation, Sustainability and Productivity, the Company provides the strategic direction, R&D capabilities, and investments that enable the success of its global and regional Brands. Globally, Case IH and New Holland Agriculture supply 360° agriculture applications from machines to implements and the digital technologies that enhance them; and CASE and New Holland Construction Equipment deliver a full lineup of construction products that make the industry more productive. The Company’s regionally focused Brands include: STEYR, for agricultural tractors; Raven, a leader in digital agriculture, precision technology and the development of autonomous systems; Hemisphere, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-precision satellite-based positioning and heading technologies; Flexi-Coil, specializing in tillage and seeding systems; Miller, manufacturing application equipment; Kongskilde, providing tillage, seeding and hay & forage implements; and Eurocomach, producing a wide range of mini and midi excavators for the construction sector, including electric solutions.
Across a history spanning over two centuries, CNH Industrial has always been a pioneer in its sectors and continues to passionately innovate and drive customer efficiency and success. As a truly global company, CNH Industrial’s 40,000+ employees form part of a diverse and inclusive workplace, focused on empowering customers to grow, and build, a better world.
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