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Apprentice Greenkeeper

Otley Golf Club
Start a career in Green Keeping caring for the greens at Otley Golf Club. The employer is looking for an apprentice who wants to build a long term career in horticulture.

Otley Golf Club - Employer

Otley Golf Club offers a rigorous test of golf in one of the most beautiful settings in the Wharfe Valley. The first six holes are sometimes considered to be the most challenging opening holes in Yorkshire and with two streams meandering their way towards the River Wharfe and some fabulous views on other holes it is a wonderful parkland course to enjoy playing in all seasons.

Otley Golf Club


24 Months

This position is now closed and no additional applications are being taken. If you have any questions please contact the provider who is managing the position.

Job Summary

GBP 160.00
Agriculture & Horticulture
Otley Golf Club

Detailed Job Description

The golf club has a variety of landscapes that require looking after in various ways everything from formal gardens and flower beds to the sports turf on the tees, fairway and greens.Daily duties will include:

  • Cut tees, greens, surrounds, fairways, rough and semi rough.
  • Set up the golf course, including changing holes, moving tee markers
  • Indicating drop zones and hazards.
  • Switch and brush greens.Apply top dressing and fertiliser.
  • Identify and control pests and diseases.Renovate worn and damaged turf.Prepare and maintain machinery.

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Maths and English grades A-C or their equivalent.
  • Lower grades will be considered after attending a Shipley College Skills Assessment.

Skills required

  • Practical skills
  • The ability to interpret plans and drawings
  • The ability to work as part of a team and on your own initiative
  • Basic knowledge of machinery maintenance
  • Awareness of health and safety issues
  • Willingness to work outside in all weather conditions.

Personal Qualities

  • The candidate should be enthusiastic, be able to work with a team and enjoy physically demanding work
  • An interest/knowledge of golf is an advantage

Future prospects

The employer may offer the apprentice full employment and further training on a successful completion of this apprenticeship.

Additional Information

Training provided

Training will be provided via day release at Shipley College.

Shipley College - Learning Provider

Shipley College is a small, friendly college with a reputation for providing outstanding support for students. Situated in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Saltaire, it is a great place to study.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Shipley College on 01274 327390 or email: (Ref ID:80438)
Shipley College

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