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Apprentice Golf Greenkeeper Paultons Golf Centre

An exciting opportunity has become available for an apprentice Greenkeeper at Paulton's Golf Centre.

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Closing date: 19 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80 to £19,760.00

    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

    Total weekly hours 40 Monday to Sunday (2 days off, 1 weekend in 4) Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    27 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    13 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000065243

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual who has a desire to learn and be the best they can be.  The role will involve on the job learning supported by Sparsholt College to achieve a Level 2 Qualification in Greenkeeping.  Working closely with the Head greenkeeper and the team, the apprentice will be given a diverse range of tasks in being able to deliver a golf course set up, facilities management and machinery care.  The individual must be versatile and keen to adapt in a weather dependant job.  An eye for detail would also be of benefit.

 

You will be trained in:

  • Cutting of greens, tee's fairways and approaches
  • Bunker renovation
  • Bunker maintenance
  • Maintain drainage and irrigation systems
  • Preparing and using equipment and machinery to maintain and renovate all turf surfaces within the golf course, including the use of tractors, ride on machines, and specialist equipment
  • Preparing the golf course for play which will include removing early morning dew and debris from the greens, raking bunkers, moving tee markers, cutting new holes on greens
  • Apply turf treatments to help produce quality playing surfaces, including fertilisers and top dressing

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Once you have completed your End Point Assessment you will have achieved a level 2 Apprenticeship Standard in Golf greenkeeping

The EPA consists of three distinct elements

  • On line knowledge test
  • A personal Statement
  • Practical assessments

You will also have achieved you Pa1 Handling and Application of Pesticides Training

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We are part of a large group and have a property portfolio of 3 golf course, there is an opportunity to progress based upon desire to learn and improve.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, An eye for detail

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C (3) or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C (3) or above) Essential
Other Driving License (Grade Full) Essential

Things to consider

You will be required to work outdoors in all weathers. A driving license is essential as you will be required to drive tractors on public roads

About the employer

Golf Centre, 18 championship holes, 6 hole academy course, 18 bay Toptracer range

Employer

Paultons Golf Centre

Address

Paultons Golf Centre

Salisbury Road, Ower

Romsey

SO51 6AN

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Training

Training provider

SPARSHOLT COLLEGE

Contact

Karen Jackson

karen.jackson@sparsholtservices.ac.uk

01962 797452

Apprenticeship standard

Golf greenkeeper

Level 2 (GCSE)


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