Golf Greenkeeping Apprentice Sherfield Oaks Golf Club

You will be working within a team of six to seven Greenkeepers initially working on basic Greenkeeping duties and then being introduced to all golf course equipment and machinery. Duties will include; Golf course preparation A range of mowing Presenting and maintaining playing surfaces for golf

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Closing date: 01 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    A pay increase at three months if a certain stand has been met. Additional benefits: Free uniform, Free golf play, GTC approved course and BIGGA membership

  • Working week

    Your normal working week will be Monday to Friday between 6am to 2pm. Weekend work will be required on a rota system. Shifts to be announced.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

You job role will include:

  • Golf course preparation
  • A range of mowing
  • Presenting and maintaining playing surfaces for golf
  • Using and maintaining hand held / 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

By working within a small team over time you will gain experience and be involved in all areas of golf course maintenance and management.

You must be prepared for early mornings and working in all weather conditions. The work is physically challenging and a good level of fitness will be advantageous. You will work with and be trained by successful Greenkeepers with many years of experience in varied roles within the Greenkeeping industry.

The training you will be getting

You will receive training to prepare you for the Golf Greenkeeper Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard End Point Assessment.

This will be a mix of, on the job training, combined with a hybrid mix of day release to Hadlow College, online training and face-to-face meetings.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The focus will be to develop some of necessary skills by on-the-job training to enable you to progress your greenkeeping career, this will be supplemented with an array of trainings that can include but not limited to safe use and maintenance of machinery, COSHH, irrigation systems, health and safety requirements, NVQ in sports turf and amenity horticulture. 

Further progression may well be available in other areas within our sector, upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Pride in themselves, Pride in work, Positive attitude, Motivated, Team worker


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3/D or above) Essential

Things to consider

This role involves working outside in all weather. Lifting duties and Early morning starts.

About the employer

As golfers of ability, the new owners take great pride in the presentation of their courses. With 36 holes laid out among mature trees in an ‘easy to get to’ leafy location just outside Basingstoke in between the M3/ M4, each design offers its own unique challenge. Enjoy the benefits of modern construction methods too and USGA specification greens, tees & approaches as well as a fully automated irrigation


Sherfield Oaks Golf Club


Sherfield Oaks Golf Club

Wildmoor Lane

Sherfield on Loddon

RG27 0HB

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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


Lucy Penniall


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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