Former Army service personal are being offered a free virtual introduction to the John Deere Military Hiring Programme next month.

The scheme is focused on helping leaving service to find jobs working with agricultural machinery.

Attendees will be able to find out their skills from the forces can set them up in technician roles in dealerships. There will also be talks from ex military people who are already working in various agricultural machinery roles within John Deere.

John Deere branch training manager, Allan Cochran, said the event was a great opportunity for ex-servicemen and women to find about a new career.

"The armed forces produce people who are highly skilled, motivated, and extremely competent, and many already have the engineering skills needed to become qualified technicians.

“With many transferable skills, those with experience in military machines will be perfectly placed for a new career working with some of the world’s most advanced agricultural and turfcare equipment.

The Military Hiring Programme was being rolled out in the UK and Ireland following its huge success in the United States.

Those signing up to the programme, which consists of 70 courses, will be offered free technical training to help them apply their current skills to John Deere products and services.

Registration is open now for the virtual event, taking place on September 20, at 7pm.

For more information on the scheme, see