Our workload, had decreased a bit, farmers are just holding onto their money. Doing small jobs themselves. On the day lockdown was announced , boss had 30 phone calls about jobs, on the day after, his phone never rang once! It is pretty much back to normality. It gave is the chance to give the workshop and yard a good sort out. It did not help , that we had started another engineer, only a few weeks before. We are lucky , because we look after the machines for a large pig company, with around a dozen farms. Do most of the work for several carrot and potato growers, also all the plant repairs for local scrapyard. We also subcontract , to do some hydraulic jobs, for local Distilleries. I always tell young lads to stick in at college, the paper side is important. If you get an apprenticeship with a big dealership, you will learn everything about the brand they sell or if you goto a smaller independent dealership , that does anything, you will get a broader experience of machines and equipment. A qualification from one of the big manufacturers, could be handy , if you decide to travel when you are older, would get you in with any dealer overseas. Also if you can operate a tractor and machinery , you will always find work in New Zealand , Australia or Canada. Future routes can include working directly for a manufacturer, or as foreman service manager.