Apprentice Golf Greenkeeper Billingbear Park Golf Course

Billingbear Park Golf Course · Competitive · Wokingham
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You will be working within a team of 3-4 Greenkeepers initially working on basic Greenkeeping duties and then being introduced to all golf course equipment and machinery. By working within a small team over time you will gain experience and be involved in all areas of golf course maintenance and management. You must be prepared for early mornings and working in all weather conditions. The work is physically challenging and a good level of fitness will be advantageous. You will work with and be trained by successful Greenkeepers with many years of experience in varied roles within the Greenkeeping industry.

You job role will include:

  • Golf course preparation
  • A range of mowing
  • Presenting and maintaining playing surfaces for golf
  • Using and maintaining hand held / pedestrian / ride - on machinery
  • Preparing and operating a tractor and attachments
  • Renovating and repairing sports turf surfaces
  • Preparing ground for grass / plants
  • Establishing grass / plants
  • Monitoring and maintaining health, safety and security
  • Establishing working relationships
  • Developing your personal performance

Additional benefits:

  • Free uniform
  • GTC approved course and BIGGA membership
  • The ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • A willingness to learn
  • A safety mindset for yourself and others
  • Clear and effective communication skills
  • An ability to solve problems and make effective decisions

Personal qualities

  • A strong work ethic
  • A flexible, positive attitude to work

Desired qualifications

Maths and English GCSE Grades A-E / Functional Skills Level 1

Future prospects

By the end of the programme, the apprentice will know when, how and why the range of maintenance operations are carried out.

The career as a Golf Greenkeeper can take you wherever the game of golf is played. Working outdoors in a healthy environment and as new countries are embracing the sport and more golf courses are being built, there is no better time to consider joining this great profession.

Things to consider

This work is physical and will require you to work in and outdoors in all weathers. You might have contact with golfers so will need to have a polite manner.

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About the employer

Busy pay and play golf course in Berkshire.

Employer

Billingbear Park Golf Course

http://www.billingbearpark.com/

Address

The Straight Mile

Wokingham

RG40 5SJ

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Training

Training provider

BERKSHIRE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, THE (BCA)

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Berkshire College of Agriculture

Contact

Nikki Neal 01628 827530 nneal@bca.ac.uk

  • Training will be on the job and one-day-a-week college day release or online programme with Berkshire College of Agriculture
  • Golf Greenkeeper Apprenticeship
  • Level 2 English and maths Functional Skills (unless you possess GCSE Grades A-C / 4-9)

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