Golf Greenkeeping Apprenticeship Level 2 NEW MILLS GOLF CLUB
This is a fantastic opportunity to join the team as an Apprentice Greenkeeper. The role will be varied and rewarding, you must be able to work in all weather conditions, be physically fit with the ability to follow oral and written instructions, as well as being able to start work early in the mornings, and sometimes work at weekends
Closing date: 23 Jun 2023
Salary will be negotiable dependent on age
6am - 2pm Monday to Thursday 6am - 12pm Friday
Total hours per week: 38
Possible start date
26 Jun 2023
17 Mar 2023
Level 2 (GCSE)
What will the apprentice be doing?
A Golf Greenkeeper is responsible for the maintenance, care and overall appearance of a golf course in line with employer’s requirements. It is their job to maintain a good quality playing surface and ensure the course offers a consistent challenge and an enjoyable experience for golfers.
There are four key turfgrass areas on a golf course – greens, tees, fairways and areas of rough, each of which requires a different type of maintenance. Using a range of equipment and machinery safely and competently will play a major part within an apprentices training programme. Golf Greenkeepers will also be involved in hazard, environmental and ecological operations which may include bunker maintenance, planting turf, trees, shrubs and developing wildlife habitats. The skills required to become a competent greenkeeper will be acquired whilst working as an apprentice on the golf course.
By the end of the programme, you will know when, how and why the range of maintenance operations are carried out.
A Golf Greenkeeper will be able to:
Maintain good standards of health and safety for self and others
Prepare the golf course for play which will include removing early morning dew and debris from the greens, raking bunkers, moving tee markers, cutting new holes on greens
Prepare and use equipment and machinery to maintain and renovate all turf surfaces within the golf course, including the use of tractors, ride-on machines, and specialist equipment
Apply turf treatments to help produce quality playing surfaces, including fertilisers and top dressing
Use a variety of integrated methods to control weeds, fungal diseases, pests and turf disorders
Maintain and renovate bunkers and other hazards such as water features
Maintain drainage and irrigation systems
Prepare ground to establish turf and plants when maintaining, renovating and constructing golf course features
An Apprentice Golf Greenkeeper will develop and learn to understand the following technical knowledge:
Identify their role in monitoring and maintaining health and safety within the workplace
Identify a number of grasses, weeds, pests, diseases, turf disorders, plants and trees
The primary aspects of soil and plant biology to include the process of germination – photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration
The principles of mowing and machine maintenance and their operation
The need and implications of rolling, verti-cutting, scarification and aeration
The strategies for controlling weeds, pests, diseases and turf disorders
How fertilisers, top dressing and chemicals affect playing surfaces
How course maintenance practices affect the environment
Be aware of the importance of the Rules of Golf and golf course etiquette
Recognise the importance of environmental and ecological best practice
The operation of irrigation, drainage systems and their maintenance
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Golf Greenkeeping Level 2
Off the job training will be with Oldham College one day a week
Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Level 3 Greenkeeping Apprenticeship
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Things to consider
About the employer
NEW MILLS GOLF CLUB
THE OLDHAM COLLEGE
0161 785 4072
Level 2 (GCSE)
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