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Apprentice Golf Greenkeeper Temple Golf Club

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 2022

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

    Monday – Friday, Winter 7am – 2pm, Summer 6am – 3pm. Weekend morning shifts are fortnightly throughout the year. Winter 7am – 10am. Summer 6am – 10am.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    10 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will be working within a team of 7 greenkeepers, 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 must be prepared for early mornings and working in all weather conditions.  The work is physically challenging and being able to cope with the physical demands of the role would 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 handheld/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:

  • Uniform and all PPE
  • BIGGA membership
  • 28 days annual leave
  • Full use of the golf club and course 

This is averaged over a 15 - 27-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 to complete your training and gain your qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • A safety mindset for yourself and others
  • Clear and effective communication skills
  • An ability to solve problems and make effective decisions

Personal qualities

  • A strong work ethic
  • A flexible, positive attitude to work
  • A willingness to learn

Desired qualifications

  • Maths and English GCSE or equivalent grades A-E/8-2 or Functional Skills Level 1

Future prospects

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

Things to consider

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.

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.

A full clean driving licence is desirable but not essential.

About the employer

Temple Golf Club is a forward-thinking business dedicated to continual professional development of its employees. High demands are set by the members and the management to produce the highest of standards.


Temple Golf Club


Henley Road



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Training provider


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


Sarah Hill 01628 827530

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
  • Level 2 English and maths Functional Skills (unless you possess GCSE (or equivalent) grades A-C /8-4)

Apprenticeship standard

Golf greenkeeper

Level 2 (GCSE)

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