Northamptonshire County Golf Club in Northampton are looking to recruit an Apprentice Golf greenkeeper to assist in the day-to-day set up and maintenance of the course, all the related practice facilities and planted areas. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone with a keen interest in golf and greenkeeping.

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Closing date: 07 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday- Friday 7am – 3pm winter 5:30am – 1:30pm summer

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    14 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Maintaining both courses to a high standard expected by its membership
  • Once trained the candidate would be expected to be able to mow greens and other surfaces
  • Topdressing and treating turf
  • Seeding
  • Renovating and maintaining bunkers
  • Maintaining practice area
  • Servicing machinery and general maintenance work

The training you will be getting

Training will be provided in the workplace through Myerscough College where you will work towards the Golf Greenkeeper Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard.

The apprenticeship is made up of a number of different nationally recognised qualifications which are as follows:

·       City & Guilds Certificate in Golf Greenkeeping

·       The qualification is made up of a number of mandatory units designed to have maximum relevance to the job & integrate with day to day responsibilities.

·       End assessment, conducted by an independent assessor, which include:

o   Knowledge test (30% of grading)

o   Personal statement & portfolio of evidence (20% of grading)

o   Course walk & practical end assessment 5 – 6 hours (50% of grading)

·       There will be 3 levels of achievement: Pass, Merit & Distinction.


This standard is recognised by the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA), the Professional Body for Greenkeepers. At the start of the apprenticeship the apprentice will be registered with BIGGA. Upon completion of this standard the apprentice will be eligible to join BIGGA as a full member and become a BIGGA Accredited Greenkeeper.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

If the candidate shows the right aptitude for the role, then he/she will be offered a full time position at the Club. Progression within the industry is possible once the qualification has been completed.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Initiative, Proactive, Ambition, Enjoys a challenge, Honest, Hardworking, Reliable, Personable, Keen interest in golf, Keen interest in greenkeeping


GCSE or equivalent 2 Other Subjects (Grade 2-9/E-A*) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 2-9/E-A*) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 2-9/E-A*) Essential

Things to consider

You will be expected to work outdoors in all weather conditions, although all appropriate PPE will be included.

About the employer

Northamptonshire County Golf Club is a private members club founded in 1909. Ranked No 1 in Northamptonshire, a Top 100 course in England. For many years now the course has been used as a regional open qualifying venue and has staged the British Girls Open Tournament and recently the PGA Seniors Club Professional Championship.








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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


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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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