Golf Greenkeeping Level 2 Apprentice RINGWAY GOLF CLUB LTD

The apprenticeship will be varied and rewarding, as each day will entail a variety of tasks, so 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.

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Closing date: 08 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £11,466.00

    Salary between £11,466 - £20,748 dependant on age and experience

  • Working week

    Shift work. Hours to be agreed. You will be starting at 6:30am.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000204743

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • 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

The training you will be getting

Level 2 - Golf Greenkeeping Standard.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Level 3 Greenkeeping Apprenticeship.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential

Things to consider

You must have a strong work ethic including pride in work, attention to detail, integrity and time management Have a flexible positive attitude to work Ability to work as a lone worker and as a member of a team A willingness to learn and contribute to their own continuing professional development

About the employer

We offer a challenging, enjoyable golf course for players of all abilities and a comfortable, welcoming clubhouse. A warm welcome awaits everyone at Ringway. Located less than 10 minutes from Manchester Airport and just a mile from the M56.

Employer

RINGWAY GOLF CLUB LTD

Address

HALEMOUNT

HALE BARNS

ALTRINCHAM

WA15 8SW

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Training

Training provider

THE OLDHAM COLLEGE

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

Contact

Andrea Kearns

andrea.kearns@oldham.ac.uk

01617854072

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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