Golf Greenkeeping Apprenticeship Level 2

NEW MILLS GOLF CLUB

HIGH PEAK, SK22 4QE

Closes in 17 days (Friday 9 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 17 May 2024


Summary

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the team as an Apprentice Greenkeeper. The role will be varied and rewarding, 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.

Annual wage
£12,646.40 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Golf greenkeeper (level 2)
Hours
Monday to Thursday, 6.00am - 2.00pm. Friday, 6.00am - 12.00pm.

38 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 12 August

Duration

2 Years

Positions available

1

Work

As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • Golf Greenkeeping Level 2
  • Off-the-job training, will be with Oldham College one day a week
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required) 

Where you’ll work

SHAW MARSH

NEW MILLS

HIGH PEAK

SK22 4QE

Training

An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation

THE OLDHAM COLLEGE

Your training course

Golf greenkeeper (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • Identify and maintain natural habitats and areas of biodiversity.
  • Apply irrigation to achieve appropriate soil conditions and golf course playability.
  • Handle, store and dispose of golf course waste materials in accordance with environmental or waste management policies.
  • Monitor and maintain standards of health, safety and security for oneself, colleagues, golfers and visitors on the golf course and surrounding areas, in line with legislation and company policy and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with greenkeeping staff, colleagues and others within the golf club environment.
  • Keep up to date with advances in working practices and technologies to maintain and develop personal performance.
  • Communicate golf course related information to stakeholders, including greenkeeping staff, colleagues and golfers.
  • Mark and maintain golf areas in line with the Rules of Golf (including drop zones, hazard/ penalty areas, out of bounds and tee markers).
  • Measure, record and communicate green speeds applying the United States Golf Association (USGA) Stimpmeter instructions.
  • Position and change golf holes to the required finish and in accordance with the Rules of Golf.
  • Set up mowers and mow areas of the golf course in accordance with golf course standards.
  • Maintain and present bunkers for play.
  • Switch and brush golf course turf.
  • Set up equipment and aerate and scarify areas of the golf course.
  • Repair damaged golf turf in play (for example, by turfing, plugging or patching).
  • Use a range of integrated methods to control weeds, moss, fungal diseases, pests and turf disorder
  • Apply top dressing in accordance with golf course requirements.
  • Apply fertiliser to playing surfaces.
  • Prepare, set up, operate and store tools, equipment and machinery in line with manufacturers' instructions and to the required specifications, to ensure their safe and effective use on golf turf surfaces and surrounding areas.
  • Carry out routine maintenance to tools, equipment and machinery used for greenkeeping practices, in line with manufacturers' instructions and company policies and procedures.
  • Prepare and operate a tractor with attachments in line with manufacturers instructions, legislation and company policies and procedures (including risk assessment, hitching, and safe stop).
  • Maintain and renovate non-turf areas such as pathways, penalty areas.
  • Monitor and record soil and plant health data.
  • Prepare ground and establish turf and seed.
  • Identification of grass type through seed inspection and physical inspection of the plant using either common or botanical names.
  • Identify and maintain natural habitats and areas of biodiversity.
  • Apply irrigation to achieve appropriate soil conditions and golf course playability.
  • Handle, store and dispose of golf course waste materials in accordance with environmental or waste management policies.
  • Monitor and maintain standards of health, safety and security for oneself, colleagues, golfers and visitors on the golf course and surrounding areas, in line with legislation and company policy and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with greenkeeping staff, colleagues and others within the golf club environment.
  • Keep up to date with advances in working practices and technologies to maintain and develop personal performance.
  • Communicate golf course related information to stakeholders, including greenkeeping staff, colleagues and golfers.
  • Mark and maintain golf areas in line with the Rules of Golf (including drop zones, hazard/ penalty areas, out of bounds and tee markers).
  • Measure, record and communicate green speeds applying the United States Golf Association (USGA) Stimpmeter instructions.
  • Position and change golf holes to the required finish and in accordance with the Rules of Golf.
  • Set up mowers and mow areas of the golf course in accordance with golf course standards.
  • Maintain and present bunkers for play.
  • Switch and brush golf course turf.
  • Set up equipment and aerate and scarify areas of the golf course.
  • Repair damaged golf turf in play (for example, by turfing, plugging or patching).
  • Use a range of integrated methods to control weeds, moss, fungal diseases, pests and turf disorder
  • Apply top dressing in accordance with golf course requirements.
  • Apply fertiliser to playing surfaces.
  • Prepare, set up, operate and store tools, equipment and machinery in line with manufacturers' instructions and to the required specifications, to ensure their safe and effective use on golf turf surfaces and surrounding areas.
  • Carry out routine maintenance to tools, equipment and machinery used for greenkeeping practices, in line with manufacturers' instructions and company policies and procedures.
  • Prepare and operate a tractor with attachments in line with manufacturers instructions, legislation and company policies and procedures (including risk assessment, hitching, and safe stop).
  • Maintain and renovate non-turf areas such as pathways, penalty areas.
  • Monitor and record soil and plant health data.
  • Prepare ground and establish turf and seed.
  • Identification of grass type through seed inspection and physical inspection of the plant using either common or botanical names.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.

    Requirements

    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • 5 Subjects including English and Maths (grade grades 9-4 (A*-C))

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

    Skills

    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Problem solving skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Punctual
    • Reliable

    Other requirements

    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 Having a safety mindset for self, colleagues and golfers A clear and effective communicator who can use a variety of communication methods to give/receive information accurately and in a timely and positive manner Problem solving and effective decision making

    About this company

    New Mills Golf Club is one of the friendliest and most welcoming clubs around. Situated above the town of New Mills in the beautiful Peak District it has stunning views towards Kinder Scout and over the Cheshire Plain.

    https://www.newmillsgolfclub.co.uk/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • Level 3 Greenkeeping Apprenticeship

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    THE OLDHAM COLLEGE

    Andrea Kearns

    andrea.kearns@oldham.ac.uk

    0161 785 4072

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000251870.

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    Closes in 17 days (Friday 9 August at 11:59pm)

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