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Apprentice Golf Green Keeper Keighley Golf Club

Start a career in Green Keeping caring for the greens at Keighley Golf Club. The employer is looking for an apprentice who wants to build a long term career in horticulture. Keighley Golf Club has a track record of employing apprentices in permanent roles over the years and is committed to staff development and training.

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Closing date: 10 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

    40 hours a week, typically M-F but with some weekend work. Greenkeepers are expected to start before 8am so consider transport. Days and shifts are to be confirmed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    13 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

A golf club has a variety of landscapes that require looking after in various ways everything from formal gardens and flower beds to the sports turf on the Tee’s, Fairway and greens

Daily Duties;

  • Cut tees, greens, surrounds, fairways, rough and semi rough
  • Set up golf courses, changing holes, moving tee markers, indicating, Drop zones and hazards
  • Switch and brush greens
  • Apply top dressing and fertilizer
  • Identify/control pests and diseases
  • Renovate worn and damaged turf
  • Prepare/maintain machinery

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

This standard is recognised by the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA), the Professional Body for Greenkeepers. At the start of the apprenticeship the apprentice will be registered with BIGGA. Upon completion of this standard the apprentice will be eligible to join BIGGA as a full member and become a BIGGA Accredited Greenkeeper.

Training by day release at Shipley College.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The employer is keen to offer progression to full employment on a successful completion of the apprenticeship. The apprentice would be able to progress to higher level horticulture qualifications or team leader roles within the industry.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness, Confident using machinery


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3+, A-D or L1 equivalent) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3+, A-D or L1 equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

Please ensure you have researched the role, Location of the Employer, Shipley College and are able to travel to both. All applicants will be asked to submit a current CV. If Shipley College can't verify your grades we may ask you to site a skills assessment.

About the employer

This hidden gem, awarded a Silver medal by Golf Monthly, nestles in the picturesque Aire Valley within an hour away from Leeds. The beautiful parkland course has developed over the last 100 years into a true test of golf. Well-defined fairways and superb greens are complemented by mature and recently planted trees that provide definition for every hole Keighley Golf Club offers a challenge accomplished golfer but one that the club golfer can also face without being overpowered


Keighley Golf Club





BD20 6DH

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Training provider



Callum Ward


Apprenticeship standard

Golf greenkeeper

Level 2 (GCSE)

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