Apprentice Greenkeeper Chalgrave Manor Golf Club

A new vacancy is available for someone to start a their greenkeeping career. You will learn every aspect of golf greenkeeping, be required to operate hand held and ride on equipment and be a fully fledged member of a hard working, close knit team.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 22 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £140.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 37.5 Hours Per Week, shifts to be arranged.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    05 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC091059597

  • Positions

    1 available

The Apprentice will be a junior greenkeeper within an established team of 4 existing greenstaff.

The greenstaff are responsible for the maintenance of 150 acres of grasslands, sports turf and woodland areas, as well as small scale horticulture with flower beds etc around the clubhouse. The successful applicant will have a collective responsibility with the rest of the team for the overall presentation of the course and will have specific areas of responsibility for certain areas.

They will report directly to the Head Greenkeeper and will be supervised by other greenstaff at various times.

  • Your duties and responsibilities will include, but are not exclusive to: Cutting of rough, semi-rough, banks, tees and fairways
  • Aeration and scarification of turf
  • Monitoring and treatment of pests and diseases
  • Litter picking and collection
  • Maintenance of bunkers
  • Strict adherence to health and safety
  • Maintenance of trees and shrubbery Good customer service

The position is a 40 hour week over a full 12 month period. November/December/January/February are 6 hour days (plus breaks) and March - October are 9 hour days (plus breaks).


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Computer literate. Good customer service skills

Personal qualities

  • Polite and personable.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Physically able to cope with the demands of the job.
  • Reliable and punctual.

Qualifications required

GCSE English Language and Maths, Grades A-E or equivalent.

Future prospects

The past 3 apprentices have all completed their training and been employed as full time greenkeepers once they have qualified. I expect the successful candidate to have the same opportunity. My Head Greenkeeper started and did his apprenticeship here and was promoted through the levels to become head greenkeeper.

Things to consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From April 2017 the ANMW was set at £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Chalgrave Manor Golf Club Limited is a privately owned business which provides golf facilities to Club Members and Visitors. The land covers 150 acres and 10 staff are employed to work on the course and in the clubhouse. This is a small, family run business and we have a small, closely knit team of staff.

Employer

Chalgrave Manor Golf Club

Address

Chalgrave Manor Golf Club

Dunstable Road

Toddington

LU5 6JN

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Training provider

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Agriculture and Horticulture

Employee rights and responsibilities

Apprenticeship framework

Horticulture

Training provider

OAKLANDS COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Oaklands College

Contact

Abigail Harrison


Other information

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is �3.40 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

Employer's Application Instructions

Apply via GetMyFirstJob - applications come through to the provider, are prescreened by a telephone interview.


This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 22 Oct 2017