Apprentice Greenkeeper QUEENSWOOD GOLF CLUB LTD

You will be initially working on basic Greenkeeping duties and then being introduced to all golf course equipment and machinery. By working within a team over time you will gain experience and be involved in all areas of golf course maintenance and management. Duties include golf course preparation, mowing and renovating sports turf surfaces.

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Closing date: 12 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Service Fund (tip from the members) 10% bonus

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday - 6.00am - 2.00pm. Occasional weekend work may be required, day off in the week will be given if needed.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Golf course preparation

  • A range of mowing

  • Presenting and maintaining playing surfaces for golf

  • Using and maintaining handheld / pedestrian / ride - on machinery

  • Preparing and operating a tractor and attachments

  • Renovating and repairing sports turf surfaces

  • Preparing ground for grass / plants

  • Establishing grass / plants

  • Monitoring and maintaining health, safety, and security

  • Establishing working relationships

  • Developing your personal performance

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Golf Greenkeeping
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths & English (if required)
  • An assessor will visit you in the workplace every 8-12 weeks
  • Weekly day release into Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The career as a Golf Greenkeeper can take you wherever the game of golf is played.  Working outdoors in a healthy environment and as new countries are embracing the sport and more golf courses are being built, there is no better time to consider joining this great profession.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, A safety mindset


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

Things to consider

This work is physical and will require you to work in and outdoors in all weathers. You might have contact with members so will need to have a polite manner. A good level of fitness will be advantageous.

About the employer

Queenwood Golf Club is an exclusive private members club. It has members from all around the globe and has been operating since its opening in 2001. With some of the finest conditions produced in Europe, it’s nestled in the heart of the surrey heathland belt, it gives a truly unique experience and test to the game of golf.







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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Sarah Hill

01628 827530

Apprenticeship standard

Golf greenkeeper

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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