Apprentice Greenkeeper RAWDON GOLF & LAWN TENNIS CLUB

Start a career in greenkeeping caring for the greens at Rawdon Golf and Lawn Tennis Club. You will learn to care for the different landscapes used in Golf, the turf, surrounding environment and trained to use large machinery. The employer is looking for an apprentice who wants to build a long-term career in Greenkeeping.

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Closing date: 07 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    M-F 6am until 2:30pm Saturday 6am-8am 42hrs pw with a day release to Shipley College. Working hours are shorter during the winter please discuss shifts at interview.

    Total hours per week: 42

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The club has a variety of landscapes that require looking after, everything from formal gardens, sports turf on greens and tennis courts

Daily duties will include:

  • Cut tees, greens, fairways, rough, semi rough and tennis courts
  • Set up the golf course, including changing holes, moving tee markers
  • Line marking of tennis courts
  • Indicating drop zones and hazards
  • Switch and brush greens
  • Apply top dressing and fertiliser
  • Identify and control pests and diseases
  • Renovate damaged turf
  • Maintain machinery

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

Training by day release to Shipley College working towards Level 2 Golf Greenkeeper apprenticeship standard.

Maths and English functional skills if required.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

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.

The successful apprentice will have the opportunity to progress on to a higher level apprenticeship standard.

Job opportunities will also be enhanced for those apprentices who have completed the programme with promotion to more senior positions within a golf club facility or the option to progress by working in other sports facilities such as a Grounds Maintenance Operator/Technician.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Physical fitness


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, the location of the employer and Shipley College and are able to travel to both. The employer reserves the right to close the vacancy early if the right person is found. All applicants will be asked to submit a current CV and may be asked to sit a Maths and English assessment.

About the employer

Rawdon Golf & Lawn Tennis Club is a friendly sports club located approximately six miles north-west of Leeds city centre. The golf course is a unique nine-hole parkland course with undulating tree-lined fairways and tricky greens. Although measuring only 5,886 yards in length, the par of 72 is a good indicator of the challenge the course offers to golfers of all abilities. The club is also home to three floodlit all-weather, three grass and three mini grass tennis courts.




Buckstone Drive (off Micklefield Lane)



LS19 6BB

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Training provider



Cameron O'Donnell

01274 327271

Apprenticeship standard

Golf greenkeeper

Level 2 (GCSE)

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