Golf Greenkeeping Level 2 Apprentice DENTON GOLF CLUB TRADING LIMITED

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the team as an Apprentice Greenkeeper. 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 instructions, as well as being able to start work early in the mornings.

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Closing date: 08 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,884.16

    Rising to national minimum wage in second year

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 06.00 – 14.30 except Tuesday which will be 06.00 – 10.00

    Total hours per week: 36.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000215188

  • 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, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Logical, 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

Denton Golf Club was founded in 1909 and is widely recognised as one of the best parkland golf courses in Manchester and the North West of England. Situated adjacent to A57 at its junction with the M60 and M67. Visitors frequently praise the course which is regarded as a very fair test of golf.

Employer

DENTON GOLF CLUB TRADING LIMITED

Address

MANCHESTER ROAD

DENTON

MANCHESTER

M34 2GG

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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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