Apprentice in Sportsturf (Horticulture) Scarborough South Cliff Golf Club Ltd

An apprentice is required to join a small team at Scarborough South Cliff Golf Club to work full time. You will be maintaining the greens and surrounding areas.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 7am - 3pm (Enhanced rate for weekend work)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Scarborough South Cliff Golf Club are looking to recruit an Apprentice in Horticulture (Sportsturf) to work full time, 40 hours per week, on a variety of projects:

  • General grass cutting
  • Maintain the health of the greens
  • Prepare ground for seeding
  • Prepare ground for planting
  • Establish plants and seeds
  • Maintain health of planted and decorative areas and identify pests, diseases and disorders
  • Ensure course is up keep
  • Machine maintenance.

Whilst studying a Level 2 Work Based Diploma in Horticulture through Askham Bryan College at York.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Full training given
  • Numeracy skills
  • Literacy skills
  • Team working
  • Comfortable dealing with the public
  • Work to deadlines.

Personal qualities

  • Willing to learn and work outdoors
  • Must be enthusiastic
  • Must work well in a small team
  • The candidate must be dedicated to completing the apprenticeship qualifications
  • A friendly approach is essential
  • Must have good attention to detail
  • Must be proactive in their approach to work.

Qualifications required

  • No experience required as full training given
  • No qualifications required as full training is given
  • Must have basic literacy and numeracy skills to complete the Level 2 Diploma in Work Based Horticulture (sportsturf).

Future prospects

Would lead to assistant greenkeeper role.

Things to consider

This role will involve working outdoors in all weathers and be physically challenging, working with chemicals (full training given, lifting is required, you will get dirty, wet and cold.

About the employer

We would like to extend a very warm welcome to South Cliff Golf Club. We have one of the finest courses in the North of England boasting 18 holes, 11 played through rolling parkland and 7 'links style' holes played on the cliff tops with stunning coastal views across Scarborough. We also have a driving range and a dedicated short game area including a 6 hole pitch and putt course. New members are welcome to the Club and we currently have no joining fee. We regularly host regional, county and national events and in 2016 were joint hosts of the English Amateur Championship. Our hospitality team are on hand to look after your needs off the course, with a selection of ales and fine wines to quench you thirst after a round. Out catering team will prepare everything from snacks to 3 course meals.


Scarborough South Cliff Golf Club Ltd


The Club House

Deepdale Avenue


YO11 2UE

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Training provider

  • Work based training including a Level 2
  • Work Based Diploma in Horticulture (Sportsturf) to be delivered by Askham Bryan College,
  • Plus functional skills (as required).

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Askham Bryan College


Mr P Sleight 01723 360522

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017