Apprentice Greenkeeper Delta Hotels by Marriott

We are looking to recruit an Apprentice Greenkeeper. As a world-class leader in the travel industry, there’s no better place than Marriott International to make your mark. Joining us, you’ll get to entertain and meet people from all over the world as you build your experience.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £10 per hour.

  • Working week

    With this role you will be working 40 hours per week over 5 days, including weekends.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will work alongside a team of Greenkeepers with many years of experience in varied roles within the Greenkeeping Industry, initially working on basic Greenkeeping duties and then being introduced to all golf course equipment and machinery, learning skills such as:

  • Preparing the golf course for play to the highest standards
  • Spraying and disease control
  • Construction, aeration, drainage and turfing works
  • Learn to operate a wide range of golf course machinery
  • Have knowledge of and adhere to health and safety regulations and procedures
  • Work alongside a mentor within the department, to learn a variety of skills

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?

Hopefully to remain with the hotel as a greenkeeping & progress to level 3 greenkeeping training.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, A team-first attitude, An early bird, Happy to work independently


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

Things to consider

In addition to an hourly rate of £10.00, ensuring you are paid for every hour, we’ll support you in and out of the workplace by offering: • Health & Wellbeing - complimentary Leisure Club Membership & discounted Golf Rates because your wellbeing is important • Meals - Tasty and Varied Meals in our Associate Dining Facility • Uniform & dry-cleaning service • Discounts - Enrolment in Perks at Work - Access to unlimited deals from retailers to restaurants, cinemas and more • Travel - Discounted Hotel Accommodation Worldwide for you and your Friends & Family, 20% F&B Discount, 30% Retail Discount & 20% Spa Discount in Marriott Hotels Worldwide • Holidays - 20 days holiday plus 8 Bank Holidays increasing with service • Pay - Annual Performance Related Pay Review • Service Charge - Eligibility to receive Service Charge • Health - Cycle to work scheme • Pension & Life Assurance • Flexibility – do you need flexibility in your life, talk to us as we know worklife balance is important • Take Care Access to our Take Care Emotional Wellbeing Resources & Associate Assistance Service • Develop and Grow - Comprehensive Training and Development programs • Career - career progression opportunities are endless as the #1 leader in hospitality worldwide • Celebrate - Awards and Recognition Celebrations • Events - Monthly Calendar of Associate Focused & Fun Events • Awards and Recognition Celebrations • Monthly Calendar of Associate Focused & Fun Events

About the employer

As one of the world’s premier golf operators, Marriott Golf manages the golf experience for over a million golfers each year. Marriott’s golf collection consists of dozens of acclaimed championship golf courses located in some of the most beautiful destinations throughout the world.


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Apprenticeship standard

Golf greenkeeper

Level 2 (GCSE)

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