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Apprentice Greenkeeper Hindley Hall Golf Club

Hindley Hall Golf Club in Aspull near Wigan are looking to recruit an Apprentice Golf greenkeeper to assist in the day-to-day set up and maintenance of the course, all the related practice facilities and planted areas. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone with a keen interest in golf and greenkeeping.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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

    You will be working on an annualised hours system where the hours for the golf season (8 months are 6am – 2:30pm and for the winter are 7am – 2pm) Exact days and shifts tbc.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    25 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Working as part of a 4/5-man team.
  • Initialy learning basic greenkeeping skills before progressing onto using greenkeeping machinery.
  • Preparing the course to an acceptable standard.
  • Maintain machines to an established routine.
  • Conform to all aspects of health & safety policy.

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

Training will be provided in the workplace through Myerscough College where you will work towards the Golf Greenkeeper Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard.

The apprenticeship is made up of a number of different nationally recognised qualifications which are as follows:

  • City & Guilds certificate in Golf Greenkeeping
  • The qualification is made up of a number of mandatory units designed to have maximum relevance to the job & integrate with day-to-day responsibilities.
  • End assessment, conducted by an independent assessor, which include:
    • Knowledge test (30% of grading)
    • Personal statement & portfolio of evidence (20% of grading)
    • Course walk & practical end assessment 5 – 6 hours (50% of grading)
  • There will be 3 levels of achievement: Pass, Merit & Distinction.


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.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The position of qualified greenkeeper can lead to many opportunities both in the UK and further afield. We are pro-active in enabling our employees to undertake further training courses to improve their skill set (i.e. chainsaw training).

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Willing to learn new skills, Able to work unsupervised, Aware of self & others' safety


GCSE or equivalent 2 other subjects (Grade 3-9/D-A*) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3-9/D-A*) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3-9/D-A*) Essential

Things to consider

We are located less than 1 mile from the nearest mainline railway station, however own transport is recommended due to the early start time. You will be expected to work outdoors in all weather conditions To ensure your application has the best chance of being considered for the vacancy you must provide information on all qualifications undertaken stating highest grades achieved in every subject, paying particular attention to maths and English. Along with this you need to state any previous work experience. N.B. Depending on volume of applications this vacancy may close early, therefore early application is advisable.

About the employer

Established in 1905 Hindley Hall is a mature parkland course that challenges all levels of golfers with tight fairways and undulating greens. We have a small but very competitive membership.


Hindley Hall Golf Club


Hall Lane




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Apprenticeship standard

Golf greenkeeper

Level 2 (GCSE)

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