Apprentice Greenkeeper West Surrey Golf Club Co Ltd

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic greenkeeper to start on an apprenticeship scheme. The successful applicant will be given full training and at the end of the contract will be classed as a qualified greenkeeper.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    20 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Dec 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will be working within a team initially working on basic greenkeeping duties and then being introduced to all golf course equipment and machinery.

By working within a small team over time you will gain experience and be involved in all areas of golf course maintenance and management. 

You will work with and be trained by successful green keepers with many years of experience in varied roles within green keeping.

You job role will include:

  • Monitor and Maintain health, safety and security in the workplace
  • Maintain good standards of health and safety for self and others
  • Switching and brushing
  • Mowing banks
  • Mowing rough
  • Mowing semi rough
  • Mowing surrounds and approaches
  • Mowing tees Mowing greens
  • Mowing fairways
  • Scarifying
  • Verticutting turf
  • Driving a tractor with implements
  • Undertaking routine machine maintenance
  • Preparing machinery for use
  • Preparing machinery for storage
  • Preparing ground to establish plants on the golf course and more

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Communication skills
  • Able to work in a team and to use own initiative
  • Able to carry out instruction and follow Health and Safety regulations required for using machinery

Personal qualities

  • Someone with a positive mental attitude who is comfortable working in a team
  • Motivated
  • Someone who wants to learn
  • Attention to detail
  • Punctual

Qualifications required

Everyday Maths and English. Opportunity to take Functional Skills in Maths and English at level 2 if equivalent GCSE grade has not been previously achieved.

Future prospects

Successful greenkeepers are often given the chance to travel the world and gain further experience at golf courses in every corner of the globe.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.40 per hour from 1st October 2016. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

West Surrey Golf Club located near Godalming, and close to Guildford, is a friendly private members club blessed with one of the finest courses in the South East.

Set within enviably tranquil Surrey Hills countryside, the 6482 yard Par 71 course designed by Herbert Fowler in 1910 is ranked as one of Golf Monthly's Top 100 courses in England.


West Surrey Golf Club Co Ltd


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Training provider

Training will be on the job and one-day-a-week college day release at Berkshire College of Agriculture.

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Horticulture
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English (if required)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Berkshire College of Agriculture


Sophie Robinson 01628 827438

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017