Vincent Tractors and Plant celebrated their landmark 50th anniversary in 2016 with the launch of a scholarship designed to invest in the next generation of tractor engineers.
**The deadline for applications for 2018 has now passed.**
The Vincent Tractors and Plant Scholarship is now entering its third year. It is awarded to a student with a demonstrable passion for Land Based Engineering in order to allow them to pursue their studies at Duchy College.
“Investing in talent has been consistently important to us over the last 50 years” said Paul Vincent, Managing Director at Vincent Tractors and Plant. “The machinery might change, but high-quality engineering and customer service is what’s kept us here, so it makes sense that we help the next generation of local engineers to develop these skills too.”
Vincent Tractors was founded by Ken Vincent, then a twenty-something tractor engineer and his wife Esme, in 1966, and over the past half a century has become a mainstay at the heart of the Cornish farming community.
Now run by Ken’s son, Paul, the company provides new and used farm vehicles, groundcare and construction equipment to some of Cornwall’s biggest businesses, in addition to repairing machinery and running demonstration events. The company is about to enter its third generation as two of Paul’s sons, Alec and Nick, are joining the company over the course of 2018.
The scholarship will include a laptop computer and invaluable work experience at the Vincent Tractors and Plant workshop, as well as tool vouchers, a certificate of competence course and transport support. In return, the successful student will be asked to write a termly blog for Vincent’s detailing their progress on the course.
To apply for the course please visit the Duchy College website and follow the steps.
We look forward to hearing from you!