Green Keeper Apprentice Vacancy

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic committed and hardworking apprentice greenkeepers to work within a successful greenkeeping team in maintaining the golf course and surrounds to the highest standards. This is a role that would suit a recent school/college leaver although all candidates will be considered.

The successful candidates will be provided with full training as part of an apprenticeship in tandem with the local College working towards an NVQ in Sports Turf Management, including Functional Skills in Maths and English if required.

As such no prior greenkeeping experience is required but applicants should have the following personal qualities and skills:

  • A desire to work outdoors
  • Be practically minded
  • Have the ability to work in a team
  • Have an interest in the preparation and maintenance of a golf course
  • Have a keen eye for detail
  • Be flexible, organised and self-motivated
  • Be reliable, punctual and conscientious
  • A driver’s licence or the ability to obtain one in the near future would be advantageous
  • An interest in golf would be preferable but not essential

Desired Qualifications But Not Essential:

  • Applicants have at least 4 GCSEs, including Maths and English at grades A* – D (9-3) or Functional Skills equivalent. Evidence of qualifications will be required.

Applicants should consider the following:

  • You need to be physically able to meet the demands of this role
  • The job requires early starts and weekend work
  • The job necessitates working outdoors in all types of weather and conditions.

Key Tasks (under supervision), include:

  • Assisting the other green staff in maintaining the golf course to the highest standard
  • Raking and edging bunkers
  • Strimming
  • Divoting Tees and Fairways
  • Emptying bins and topping up ball washers

Once more competent in the job you will be trained in the use of tractors, ride on mowers and other green keeping equipment; to maintain machinery and develop knowledge and understanding of all Green keeping principles and practices, including course preparation, presentation, mowing and fertilisation.

Uniform and Personal Protective Equipment will be provided.

Contract length: 24 months

Application deadline: tbc

Expected start date: 01/07/2021

Job Types: Full-time, Contract, Apprenticeship

Salary: £4.30 per hour

Schedule:

COVID-19 considerations:
Health & Safety measures are currently in operation to comply with Covid-19 guidelines.

Application question(s):

  • Applicants should consider the following when applying
  • You need to be physically able to meet the demands of this role
  • The job requires early starts and weekend work
  • The job necessitates working outdoors in all types of weather and conditions.
  • As such no prior greenkeeping experience is required but applicants should have the following personal qualities and skills:
  • A desire to work outdoors
  • Be practically minded
  • Have the ability to work in a team
  • Have an interest in the preparation and maintenance of a golf course
  • Have a keen eye for detail
  • Be flexible, organised and self-motivated
  • Be reliable, punctual and conscientious
  • A driver’s licence or the ability to obtain one in the near future would be advantageous
  • An interest in golf would be preferable but not essential