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Vacancy Details - Oldham College

Golf Greenkeeping Apprentice-Level 2

About the employer: On the edge of the pretty village of Lymm, surrounded by farmland and the Manchester Ship Canal, our golf club provides a peaceful haven for golfers.
Recognised as one of Cheshire's finest clubs, it boasts an inclusive membership of golfers of all abilities, ages and gender. The significant ongoing programme of course improvements and rigorous maintenance schedule ensure that the award winning course is in great condition all year round.
Overview of the role (what will the learner be doing and what will the learner gain): You will learn how to present, maintain and improve the 18 hole golf course using a fleet of machinery, and you will develop skills and knowledge both on the job and through your progress meetings with your Assessor.
The opportunity will be varied and rewarding, as each day will entail a variety of tasks, so 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 (07:00am), and sometimes work at weekends.

Training to be provided (Qualifications to be gained):

Level 2- Golf Greenkeeping Standard
Functional Skills English Level 1
Functional Skills Math’s Level 1
Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Desired skills:
Attention to detail
Strong communication skills so you can have effective conversations with members and build professional rapport with anyone
Desired personal qualities:
Strong work ethic
Polite and friendly
Positive attitude

Future prospects: Permanent employment, or next level of Apprenticeship

Vacancy description:

During the course of your apprenticeship you will be trained and directed to undertake the following duties:

Maintain good standards of health and safety for self and others

Preparing the golf course for play which will include removing early morning dew and debris from the greens, raking bunkers, moving tee markers, cutting new holes on greens

Preparing and using equipment and machinery to maintain and renovate all turf surfaces within the golf course, including the use of tractors, ride-on machines, and specialist equipment

Apply turf treatments to help produce quality playing surfaces, including fertilisers and top dressing

Using a variety of integrated methods to control weeds, fungal diseases, pests and turf disorders

Maintain and renovate bunkers and other hazards such as water features

Maintain drainage and irrigation systems

Preparing ground to establish turf and plants when maintaining, renovating and constructing golf course features

Most importantly you must demonstrate an ability to work as part of a team, be able to communicate with members and visitors alike.

Desired qualifications 5 GCSE’s A to C, incl maths & English

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