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Apprentice Greenkeeper Brough Golf Course Company Limited(The)

To assist in the maintenance and upkeep of Brough Golf Club, while being trained in house and at college in a range of practical skills and underpinning knowledge.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £184.80 to £356.40

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 6.00am - 2.30pm and some weekends 6.00am - 9.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    30 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Turf maintenance - which includes:

  • Switching and brushing of greens
  • Mowing of tees, greens, surrounds, fairways, banks, semi-rough and rough
  • Scarifying turf and applying top-dressing, pesticides and fertilisers
  • Repairing divots
  • Irrigating and aerating turf
  • Identifying and controlling moss
  • Controlling pests and diseases

Preparation of the Course for play - which includes:

  • Marking of hazards, out of bounds and ground under repair
  • Moving tee markers
  • Maintaining bunkers
  • Changing holes
  • Maintaining course furniture
  • Reporting any damage or unauthorised persons noticed on the course

Machinery - including:

  • Tractor driving
  • Machine maintenance
  • Preparation of machinery for use and for storage, ensuring that any equipment used during the day is cleaned and oiled as required before being, returned to its correct place in the greenkeepers’ shed
  • Reporting any damage or defects to or in the machinery or equipment used

Course construction - including:

  • Laying drains
  • Seedbed preparation
  • Constructing bunkers, tees and greens

Estate Maintenance - including:

  • Establishing and maintaining trees and shrubs
  • Working within the Company’s environmental policy
  • Maintaining the greenkeepers’ shed and surrounding areas in a clean and tidy condition

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Candidate must be dedicated to completing the apprenticeship qualifications
  • A hard working individual who has a proactive approach to their work with good attention to detail
  • Must have a methodical apprach to new tasks and problems

Personal qualities

  • Candidate must be enthusiastic
  • Candidate must be confident in dealing with people at all levels
  • Candidate must be punctual and reliable
  • A helpful and friendly approach is essential

Desired qualifications

  • No experience required as full training will be given
  • No qualifications required as full training will be given but candidate should have basic literacy and numeracy skills and be able to complete the Level 2 Workbased Diploma
  • Candidate will be expected to attend Bishop Burton College on a one day a week basis

Future prospects

Possible full time position at the end of the Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

  • Weekend work will apply
  • The vacancy is based in a rural area and public transport links are minimal. You will need to ensure that you can access the employer and training provider in line with the hours of work
  • If you are short listed for this vacancy you may need to attend more than one interview
  • The role will involve working outdoors/in all weathers/ driving agricultural vehicles/using heavy equipment/lifting etc
  • Clothing and safety wear, including boots will be provided

About the employer

A warm welcome awaits all visitors to Brough Golf Club, an attractive and challenging Inland Parkland Course located in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The mature nature of the course reflects its historical roots. The Club was founded in 1891 and celebrated its Centenary in 1993. The on course facilities are complemented by the finest in house amenities, including a magnificent Clubhouse with first class catering run by an enthusiastic and welcoming team.


Brough Golf Course Company Limited(The)



Cave Road


HU15 1HB

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bishop Burton College


Michelle Bailey

Day release on a weekly basis at Bishop Burton College will be required to undertake:

  • Level 2 Standard Sports Turf Operative
  • Functional Skills if applicable
  • Regular assessment in the workplace by college assessor

Apprenticeship standard

Sports turf operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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