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Golf Greenkeeper Apprentice MERLIN GOLF CLUB LIMITED

We are seeking a hardworking enthusiastic apprentice to join our team green staff to be given full training in all aspects of golf course maintenance and use of bespoke machinery.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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

    A 40-hour week based over 5 or 7 days depending on age. Early starts are necessary. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    25 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

A Golf Greenkeeper is responsible for the maintenance, care and overall appearance of a golf course in line with employer’s requirements.

It is their job to maintain a good quality playing surface and ensure the course offers a consistent challenge and an enjoyable experience for golfers.

There are four key turf grass areas on a golf course – greens, tees, fairways and areas of rough, each of which requires a different type of maintenance. Using a range of equipment and machinery safely and competently will play a major part within an apprentices training programme.

Golf Greenkeepers will also be involved in hazard, environmental and ecological operations which may include bunker maintenance, planting turf, trees, shrubs and developing wildlife habitats. T

he skills required to become a competent Greenkeeper will be acquired whilst working on the golf course.

Main duties of the role will include:

  • Maintaining Bunkers
  • Switch greens
  • Cutting greens, fairways tees and rough.
  • Changing holes
  • Trim pop ups
  • Mark course areas
  • Strimming
  • Setting up course
  • Preparing machinery
  • Plant identification (types of trees, grass etc.)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to listen
  • Able to work reliably
  • Good Time keeping

Personal qualities

  • Able to work outdoors in all weathers
  • Attention to detail
  • Polite
  • Self motivated
  • Readiness to learn

Desired qualifications

GCSEs or equivalent grade A* - E or 9 – 3 range in English and maths.

Future prospects

Possibility of Level 3 training available on competition of Level 2 and possible full time green keepers position, that can lead onto a full career in green keeping.

Things to consider

Early morning starts and working outdoors in all weathers.

About the employer

Merlin Golf and Country Club is a beautiful North Cornish hilltop heathland golf course set on the North Cornish Coast, enjoying amazing views towards the sea. Close to Mawgan Porth and only a short drive from Padstow, the course is easily accessible from the A30 and only 5 mins from Newquay's international airport. A very rare opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice Greenkeeper to work and train with the professional team here on the course.




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Training provider

Bridgwater & Taunton College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bridgwater & Taunton College

Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard Golf Greenkeeper:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Golf Greenkeeping
  • Level 2 Golf Greenkeeper - Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
  • Functional Skills English and maths, if required (Exemptions Apply)

Apprenticeship standard

Golf greenkeeper

Level 2 (GCSE)

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