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Apprentice Groundsperson MARYLEBONE CRICKET CLUB

This is an opportunity not to be missed. Lords Cricket Ground are looking for someone to come and play their part by joining as an apprentice Groundsperson. The successful candidate will be assisting in preparation and maintenance of all playing and practise areas under the direction of Head Groundsman and to support the Ground staff team.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Subject to MCC’s financial results and your individual performance, a performance-related bonus may be awarded in respect of any year.

  • Working week

    Five shifts of nine hours rostered between Monday to Sunday, including one hour unpaid lunch on each day worked. Exact shifts tbc. You may be required to be on duty on major match days and on evenings/weekends. Lieu days and overtime can be accrued.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Assist with maintenance and preparation of all playing and practise areas to a level befitting a first-class Cricket Club and the Home of Cricket
  • Repairing foot holes
  • Cutting outfield
  • Haulage of covers on and off
  • Watering outfield and pitches
  • Rolling of playing and practice pitches
  • Operate equipment as requested by Head Groundsman, i.e. rollers, tractors, gators, mowers and other vehicles, tools and various equipment
  • Assist where necessary with the upkeep and maintenance of various tools and machinery and equipment
  • Learn and improve necessary skills relating to use of technical equipment and general groundsmanship through on the job learning and external courses
  • Assist with any other requested activities in and around the ground with the agreement of the Head Groundsman
  • Uphold a clean and safe environment at all times
  • Provide a helpful and professional service to players, managers and other users of the ground


This job profile is not an exhaustive or definitive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. The responsibilities, tasks and duties of the jobholder might differ from those outlined in the job profile and duties might be amended as the job evolves in light of the needs of the business and/or at the discretion of management.

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

  • Level 2 Sports Operative Apprenticeship
  • Weekly remote learning with Berkshire College of Agriculture
  • Level 2 Functional Skill English and maths (unless exempt)
  • Review visits from an assessor every 8 – 10 weeks

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A possible full-time position on completion of the apprenticeship – not guaranteed.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 / C or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 / C or above) Desired

Things to consider

You will be outside in all weathers. You may have early starts and will need to be able to get yourself to and from work.

About the employer

Marylebone Cricket Club (the Club) is the world’s most active cricket club, custodian of the Laws of Cricket and is also the owner of Lord’s Ground, affectionately known as the “Home of Cricket”. The MCC and Lord’s brands are renowned worldwide and are synonymous with excellence, prestige and providing an enjoyable customer experience, whether at an international cricket match or a special event.




St John’s Wood Road



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Training provider



Sarah Hill

01628 827530

Apprenticeship standard

Sports turf operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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