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Apprentice Golf Greenkeeper Queenwood Golf Club Ltd

A career starting apprenticeship at one of the finest and most exclusive golf clubs in the country. We are looking for a very special individual preferably with passion for golf to start an apprenticeship scheme with us. 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 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    Winter hours Monday to Friday 7.00am to 3.00pm (some early weekend work may be required) Summer hours 6.00am to 2.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    10 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001845653

  • Positions

    2 available

You will be working within a team of 20 experienced Greenkeepers initially working on basic Greenkeeping duties and then being introduced to all golf course equipment and machinery.  By working within a team over time you will gain experience and be involved in all areas of golf course maintenance and management. 

You must be prepared for early mornings and working in all weather conditions.  The work is physically challenging, and a good level of fitness will be advantageous.  You will work with and be trained by successful Greenkeepers with many years of experience in varied roles within the Greenkeeping industry.

You job role will include:

  • Golf course preparation
  • A range of mowing
  • Presenting and maintaining playing surfaces for golf
  • Using and maintaining hand held / pedestrian / ride - on machinery
  • Preparing and operating a tractor and attachments
  • Renovating and repairing sports turf surfaces
  • Preparing ground for grass / plants
  • Establishing grass / plants
  • Monitoring and maintaining health, safety and security
  • Establishing working relationships
  • Developing your personal performance

Additional benefits

  • Free uniform
  • Free lunch each day
  • GTC approved course and BIGGA membership

Your training:

During your time at Queenwood Golf Club you will be gaining technical knowledge and collating evidence of learning, be observed and receive training as to how the golf course operates.

This is averaged over a 24-month period and includes time spent at the beginning of the programme completing your enrolment & initial functional skills assessments.

A qualified Greenkeeping Assessor will visit you in the workplace every four to eight weeks.

You will study for a Level 2 Certificate in Golf Greenkeeping on a day release or online programme.

You will carry out an End-Point Assessment (EPA) to complete your training and gain your qualification.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Clear and effective communication skills

Personal qualities

  • A strong work ethic
  • A flexible, positive attitude to work
  • An ability to solve problems and make effective decisions
  • Punctual
  • Eye for detail
  • The ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • A willingness to learn
  • A safety mindset for yourself and others

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades A*-E/9-2 (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Future prospects

By the end of the programme, the apprentice will know when, how and why the range of maintenance operations are carried out.

The career as a Golf Greenkeeper can take you wherever the game of golf is played.  Working outdoors in a healthy environment and as new countries are embracing the sport and more golf courses are being built, there is no better time to consider joining this great profession.

Things to consider

This work is physical and will require you to work in and outdoors in all weathers. You might have contact with members so will need to have a polite manner. Early starts.

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

For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates 


About the employer

This is a private exclusive members club in Surrey and only guests of members are invited to play. The whole setting and feel of the club is excellent and every greenkeeper employed takes huge pride in what they do.

Although the course is fairly new in design it has bedded in well within the Surrey heathland it is set in.

Employer

Queenwood Golf Club Ltd

Address

Stonehill Road

KT16 0AQ

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Training

Training provider

BERKSHIRE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, THE (BCA)

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

Contact

Sarah Hill 01628 827530 apprenticeships@bca.ac.uk

Training will be on the job and one-day-a-week college day release or online programme with Berkshire College of Agriculture.

Level 2 Golf Greenkeeper apprenticeship standard.

Level 2 English and maths Functional Skills (unless you possess GCSE Grades A-C/4-9).

Apprenticeship standard

Golf greenkeeper

Level 2 (GCSE)


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