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
Closing date: 01 Dec 2023
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
Total hours per week: 40.0
Possible start date
11 Dec 2023
14 Nov 2023
Level 2 (GCSE)
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
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3/D or above) Essential
Things to consider
About the employer
NORTH KENT 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:
- qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
- industry or sector experience
Level 2 (GCSE)
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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