CLAAS is a family business founded in 1913 and is one of the world's leading manufacturers of agricultural engineering equipment. The company, with corporate headquarters in Harsewinkel, Westphalia, is the European market leader in combine harvesters. CLAAS is the world leader in another large product group, self-propelled forage harvesters. CLAAS is also a top performer in world-wide agricultural engineering with tractors, agricultural balers and green harvesting machinery. The CLAAS product portfolio also includes state-of-the-art farming information technology. CLAAS employs more than 11,000 workers worldwide and reported a turnover of 3.8 billion euros in the 2018 financial year.
CLAAS is the European market leader in combine harvesters and world leader in forage harvesters. It is also a top performer in worldwide agricultural engineering with its tractors, agricultural balers and green harvesting machinery. The CLAAS product portfolio also includes state of the art farming information technology.
Working at CLAAS
CLAAS UK is responsible for the distribution and support of CLAAS products in the UK and Ireland. We employ 86 people at the Saxham headquarters. A further 274 people are employed within the 3 Retail dealerships that are wholly owned by CLAAS UK, namely CLAAS WESTERN, CLAAS EASTERN and MANNS. The 3 retail dealers cover the South and East of the country and together with CLAAS UK can offer a variety of job opportunities in Sales, After Sales, Parts and IT/Administration.
As a leading manufacturer of agricultural machinery, CLAAS knows what matters in agriculture: high efficiency, extreme versatility, intelligent technologies and, last but not least, the greatest possible comfort. CLAAS sets the standards in all of these areas. Our success is not an isolated achievement, it is instead the result of committed collaboration. This applies to CLAAS employees on all continents who have contributed to the success of CLAAS with their commitment.
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CLAAS UK Apprenticeship Programme
This is a great time to consider an Apprenticeship with CLAAS UK, with the need for skilled people within the agricultural industry rising as technology continues to advance.
Our forward thinking dealers recognise the need to provide practical experience to a new workforce, alongside a structured learning programme and our CLAAS Apprenticeship Scheme provides the perfect platform to do this. As an Apprentice you will gain valuable work experience whilst being paid, a guaranteed job and a recognised national qualification, which will hold you in great shape for the next step of your career journey.
CLAAS UK or your chosen dealership will lead you every step of the way through your Apprentice programme offering support in both the workplace and at college. We offer 2 types of Apprenticeship today, both our Apprenticeship programmes are made up of college based block release training alongside practical experience in a CLAAS dealership. Our courses are designed to prepare you for your full time role in one of our CLAAS dealerships, with opportunities for you to progress further in the future if you wish to do so.