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John Deere to open its doors for service leavers to visualise a new career

John Deere to open its doors for service leavers to visualise a new career


29 May, 2024

John Deere has announced a unique open day for those planning to leave the military in search of a new career.

On 13 June the company will invite servicemen and women to its UK & Ireland headquarters in Nottinghamshire for a special event designed to shine a light on technician roles working throughout the brand’s dealership network.

The John Deere Military Hiring Programme Insight Day provides an opportunity to see first hand some of the world’s most advanced agricultural and professional turfcare equipment which requires skilled, dedicated technicians to service and maintain.

There will be networking opportunities with representatives from the John Deere business as well as dealers, and presentations will set out how fulfilling the role can be.

Allan Cochran, Training Centre Manager, said: “We launched the John Deere Military Hiring Programme in the UK and Ireland last year and are starting to see those who have been through the training start new careers at our dealers. “We strongly believe in the pool of talent resettling from successful careers in the military. We have thousands of examples worldwide demonstrating that they have the ideal skillset to slot seamlessly into technician roles. “There’s nothing like seeing the machinery up close and speaking directly to those who already work in the businesses to get a sense of what your future career could look like, so this day is a great opportunity to explore the people, the place and the product.”

Presentations will explain the scale and purpose of John Deere, including its values behind the mission to sustainably help feed and clothe a growing population. Those attending can see what it is like to work within the brand’s family from those who have already completed a resettlement.

The Military Hiring Programme is a worldwide initiative to support resettling servicemen and women. Those who apply are connected to an individual within John Deere who has already made the transition before being put through a raft of free training to prepare them for a career as a technician.

Allan said: “Much like modern military vehicles, our agricultural and turf products are packed with state-of-the-art technology. You could be working on a fully electric walk-behind golf greens mower or one of the world’s largest combine harvesters – there is huge variety and fulfilment in roles based all around the UK and Ireland. “I urge anyone who is looking for a new career away from the military, or those who have already left, to sign up for this event and see for themselves what a future with John Deere looks like.”

At this event you will have the opportunity to learn about:

  • John Deere's higher purpose which drives them forward, to sustainably help feed and clothe a growing population.
  • The industry they work in, what it is and what they do.
  • What it is like to work in the John Deere family, from people who have been where you are now.
  • The latest developments and technologies on their products.
  • What the John Deere Military Hire Program and the free training it offers can do for you.

There will also be networking opportunities to meet representatives from the John Deere business as well as our dealer partners, to as questions, to learn about opportunities that exist UK & Ireland wide and to make connections to help you during your resettlement and beyond.

The event will be a unique opportunity for service personnel to hear about the training on offer, speak to those already on the programme, meet prospective employers and see the machinery they could be working on up close.

Langar is located to the South East of Nottingham. Locally the nearest town is Bingham, so using major roads such as M1 or A1 will link to the A52 or A46 and bring you to the Bingham area. Tithby Road runs from the A52 to Langar where you will find the John Deere UK Headquarters.
NG13 9HT – for Sat Nav/Google Maps use. Follow signs to indicated parking areas. Staff will then guide you for the rest of the day.

Please note: Refreshments will be available all day and lunch will be provided, all free of charge.
There will be ample onsite parking available for all attendees.

Register for this event with the CTP here.