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Jimmi engineers an apprenticeship

06 May 2021  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

Showing great initiative, Jimmi Maidsone, in Year 11, has secured himself an Engineering apprenticeship with Paxtons in Northallerton.  The company wasn’t recruiting for an apprentice agricultural engineer, but Jimmi saw an advert for another role and contacted them directly.  Impressing Paxtons with his resourcefulness and positivity, Jimmi was invited for an interview and received fantastic feedback, along with an offer of an apprenticeship!

Neil Tiplady, Group Service Manager at J.G. Paxton & Sons Ltd, said: “Jimmi presented himself very well at the interview and also spoke very well. He seems very mature for his age and shared a lot of his experiences with us on how he has learned to repair and maintain motorbikes and cars. I’m sure he will fit in with team at Northallerton and become capable technician.”

Jimmi said: “I’ve always had an interest in farming and agricultural machinery and I really wanted to start my career in this field.  I am over the moon to have been offered an apprenticeship with Paxtons and would like to thank Miss Hamer for all her guidance on putting my CV together.”

Ruth Hamer, Careers Advisor, commented: “Jimmi has really impressed me with his focus and determination. He independently researched and contacted businesses that he would like to work for.  He compiled his CV and a fantastic covering letter, with minimal assistance from me, but also was not afraid to ask for some help to do this. Jimmi has been a pleasure to help over the last few weeks and has demonstrated excellence, resilience independence and respect. He really deserves to do well after he leaves us and he has shown all the traits of someone destined for a successful career.”

Paxtons are an independent family owned agricultural machinery dealership. Established in 1853 they are a forward thinking and progressive business, associated with the major brands in the agricultural industry. A main Case IH and JCB dealership, Paxtons are dedicated to providing a high quality of service to cover the requirements of farmers, contractors, local authorities and equestrian customers.


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