Working at Ernest Doe

The company is a family-owned business which was established in 1898 – 2023 marks the company’s 125th anniversary. It employs more than 540 staff operating from 19 locations and has become the UK’s largest agricultural, construction and groundcare machinery dealership.

Ernest Doe & Sons Limited has a policy of maintaining planned steady growth. This has established a reliable source of products and product support for its customers as well as developing a stable employment environment for its staff.

Upon completion of the apprenticeship scheme, all employees are reviewed and have the opportunity to become a fully qualified technician or parts adviser within the company, increasing their career development opportunities to progress to either service or parts management, company demonstrators, technical sales or branch management. 80% of the Senior Management Team started with the company as apprentices.

Apprentice Success stories

I joined the business in 1977 as a parts apprentice and have worked as a parts van salesman and an agricultural area sales manager before being promoted to Branch Manager in 1999. I got my gold watch in 2002 and in 2017 I celebrated my 40th anniversary at Ernest Doe!

Tim Lawrence, Branch Manager – Rochford

I joined the business in 2004 as a service apprentice and have worked as a service technician, trainee service manager, service manager and agricultural sales manager. I was promoted to Branch Manager in 2021 and currently manage Ernest Doe Littleport.

Jon Coe, Branch Manager – Littleport

Our apprenticeships

We have a library of videos covering some of the roles at Ernest Doe so that you can hear directly from our team about what it is like to work at Ernest Doe.

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Careers at Ernest Doe – from Apprentice to ASM

Careers at Ernest Doe – working as a Parts Apprentice

Careers at Ernest Doe – Apprentices Graduation 2022

Courses Available

Writtle College Partnership

Apprentices will be mainly based at an Ernest Doe or Ernest Doe Power branch but will attend 3 x 3 week blocks per year at Writtle University College. During this time the training will be split between campus and the CNH Training Centre in Basildon. This is a fantastic learning experience, with training from specialist staff who will ensure that the apprentices gain the technical knowledge required for a successful career in modern agricultural engineering.

4 x GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above to include English, Maths and Science is the preferred entry requirements. There may be some flexibility but, as a minimum, applicants must have no less than GCSE Grade 3/D in English and Maths.

If you are interested in a career with Ernest Doe and would like to know more, please email – we would love to hear from you!

Apprentices on New Holland tractor

Find your nearest Ernest Doe branch

19 branches across the south east

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Long service awards

Celebrating 25 years with Ernest Doe

Long Service Awards
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