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.
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.
Careers at Ernest Doe – from Apprentice to ASM
Careers at Ernest Doe – working as a Parts Apprentice
Careers at Ernest Doe – Apprentices Graduation 2022
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 email@example.com – we would love to hear from you!