Applications Are Now Open For The 
2024 Intake of Emmetts Techstar Apprenticeship Program

About Our TechSTAR Program

Our tailored 4-year Apprenticeship program will see you work alongside our talented team of qualified Service Mechanics, gaining valuable experience in the workshop and out in the field whilst attending TAFE to complete your Cert III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology.
At Emmetts, we are passionate about supporting our Apprentice’s every step of the way and that’s why we have a dedicated Technical Training & Apprenticeship team providing you with ongoing advice, support and John Deere bespoke training sessions.
A Toolbox valued at $5,000 including Ag specific tools
Above Award Wage Rates + Available overtime
Increased Tool Allowances for the duration of your Apprenticeship
All Travel, Accommodation & Meals Paid during TAFE Blocks

So, what are we looking for?

A positive person, with a willingness to learn, a true passion for Agriculture and the drive to become a qualified Diesel Mechanic. 
It’s that simple… you bring the enthusiasm and determination, and we will support and develop you to become a fully qualified Diesel Mechanic working on the best machinery in Agriculture.
Opportunities are available across our branches in Victoria and South Australia, so if you’re looking to build an exciting career as an Ag Service Technician full of variety, working with cutting edge technology and the biggest brands in agricultural machinery apply now!

Where do I apply?

You can apply through Seek or by heading to our careers page on our website. Links are below.
You can also email your application or any questions you might have to Beck, our Recruitment Lead on
Click to Apply OnlineEmail Your Application

What should I include in my application?

A cover letter:
Tell us why you want to join the program
Tell us why you would you would make a good Diesel Mechanic
Tell us about any previous experience you might have – this could be personal or work based
Which Branch would you like to join?
TIP:  Let us know if you are open to multiple branches – this could increase your chances of selection.
Your Resume
Provide a timeline of your work experience and education history to date
Include your key achievements – both personal and professional are relevant
Tell us about any Volunteering and/or Sporting Teams your associated with
TIP: The best way to get our attention is to pop in to one of our branches and introduce yourself – being able to put a face to your application always helps or reach out directly by emailing Beck at

What happens next?

Our applications open in July and close at end of October. Whilst this can feel like a long process, we do this deliberately to not only capture all those who wish to apply after completing exams but to allow us to select the best possible candidates for our Program.
We have listed our time frames and key stages of the recruitment process below to give you an idea of what to expect. If your application is selected for an initial phone interview, Beck our Recruiter will be in touch to have a chat with you.
You might wait a little while to hear back from us in regards to your application – if you have any questions or need an update sooner that you are getting one, please reach out to Beck on
Recruitment Process Time Frame:

Applications Open: 10 July 2023
Applications Close: 27 October 2023
Phone Interviews: September – October 2023
Face to Face Interviews: November 2023
Practical & Aptitude Testing: November 2023
Referencing & Offer: December 2023
Official Start Date: 22nd January 2024
Our Team of new TechSTARS all start at their respective Branches on the 22nd January. They will spend 2 weeks at their Branch working in the Workshop before heading to their first TechSTAR training block for 1 week in Horsham, Victoria.

Good luck with your application! We look forward to learning more about you.
We want to make owning and operating your equipment simple and affordable. 
We have a range of finance options to suit any customer.  Contact your local Emmetts branch, or visit these sites for more information and a free quote.
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