Greenkeeper Apprentice SHOOTERS HILL GOLF CLUB

We are offering an apprenticeship to be hands on and learn the roll of a greenkeeper.

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Closing date: 26 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 to Friday plus 1 in 3 weekends for course setup. Shifts tbc.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    28 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We are looking for an apprentice/school lever to take on the roles as assistants. Their duties will be to aid the team in preparing the golf course to a high standard. Whilst learning their trade, duties will include

  • Mowing
  • Strimming
  • General set up of the course
  • Irrigation repairs
  • Changing holes
  • Raking bunkers & maintenance
  • Learning how to repair turf, aeration, drainage and all the other duties that are essential for the upkeep of a golf course

The training you will be getting

You will be studing Level 2 Greenkeeping at Hadlow college.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

You could achieve level 2 Golf Greenkeeper qualification, spraying certificates chainsaw licence, train to be an irrigation technician, mechanic, and all manner of other opportunity’s.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness, Punctual, Hardworking, Reliable, Flexible with times


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3/D or above) Essential
Other Driving Licence (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

You will be asked to work 1 in 3 weekends for course setup

About the employer

Shooters Hill as a place has a long history. The name 'Shooters' is derived from the time archers practised on the site hundreds of years before golf was played, and Shooters Hill provided excellent cover for Highwaymen. Thinking laterally, you could say that the golf course provides a modern day target and there are (it is said) quite a few 'Bandits' in the Club. Golf was first played here in 1903 when a 3 hole course was opened. In 1907 a full 18 hole course was laid out by Willie Park and the freehold of the land was purchased several years later, with the mansion of Lowood and some 25 additional acres being purchased in 1924. The course was then completely remodelled in the 1930's by Messrs Harris and Colt & to this day presents a first Class test of golfing ability.







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Training provider


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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