Apprentice Greenkeeper TURFGRASS AGRONAMY SERVICES LTD

Turfgrass Agronomy & Services offers the right candidates the opportunity to study and work on a private golf course. The apprentice will have the time to learn from 5 qualified members of the team. Be able to access seminars through BIGGA. Due to the nature of the work and location, a clean UK driving licence is desirable.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £17,888.00

    £8.60 per hour

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday: 8.00am to 5.00pm, shifts, may work weekends. (40 hours per week: April and October. 45 hours per week: May until September. 35 hours per week: November until March. Weekend work 3-4 hours overtime 1 in 3.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    3 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000256672

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The job will consist in:

  • Daily set up of the golf course
  • Raking bunkers
  • Use of power tools such as blowers and strimmers
  • Divoting tees and fairways
  • Trim sprinklers
  • Maintenance of paths (weeding and edging)

After receiving the appropriate training, the apprentice will be able to use ride-on mowers, pedestrian mowers, buggies, top dressers and aerators.

When required by the Course Manager, the Apprentice Greenkeeper can help the gardeners in their tasks such as:

  • Cutting lawn
  • Edging
  • Blowing/strimming

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Golf Greenkeeper Qualification
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths
  • One day a week for theory and practical at Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possibility of further employment
  • Be able to carry on further studying after the NVQ Level 2
  • Tournament experience depending on the individual
  • Be able to work on other sports facilities like football, rugby or cricket pitches

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Physical fitness, Reliable

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade C/4 or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

Outdoor activities with various jobs around the golf course. Desirable: Driving licence due to the nature of jobs and location.

About the employer

Turfgrass Agronomy and Services, company founded by Sylvain Duval and Alejandro Reyes. TAS offers their clients 40 years of experience and a comprehensive range of sports turf agronomy services, especially golf courses. Turfgrass Agronomy & Services overview and maintain the golf course in Potters Bar. The apprentice will join a team of 5 dedicates staffs to maintain a very high-quality golf course.

Employer

TURFGRASS AGRONAMY SERVICES LTD

Address

Nyn Park

Well Road

Northaw

EN6 4BW

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Training

Training provider

THE WINDSOR FOREST COLLEGES GROUP

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

Business Services

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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