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Apprentice Greenkeeper

Woburn Golf Club
We are looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking individual who has an understanding and interest in golf and enjoys working outdoors. You will be trained on a wide range of duties, and work as part of a team.

Woburn Golf Club - Employer

Woburn Golf Club is part of The Bedford Estates, which includes Woburn Abbey, Woburn Hotel, Sculpture Gallery and Woburn Safari Park, together with property, farms and parks. Located in Little Brickhill in a beautiful setting and with three championship courses of quite distinct character it is an unrivalled golfing venue, having hosted more than fifty professional tournaments.

Woburn Golf Club


12-24 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 211.77
Milton Keynes
Agriculture & Horticulture
Woburn Golf Club

Detailed Job Description

You will be trained on a wide range of duties, and work as part of a team, to ensure our three championship golf courses are maintained and retain a high standard of presentation and playability.

Location: Little Brickhill, Milton Keynes MK17 9LJ – due to our remote location transport will be required.

To work as part of a team maintaining the course to a high standard of presentation and playability on a daily basis. To take an active role learning the profession through on the job and formal training. To maintain health and safety working practices including consideration for other members of staff and guests. To communicate with relevant persons all course information

Tasks and responsibilities:

 To assist in ensuring the golf course is properly laid out and prepared for members and guests to the Club and that a very high standard of presentation is maintained.

 To work with the Assistant Greenkeepers, Greenkeepers, Deputy Head and Head Greenkeeper to develop the skills and experience required for the position of Assistant Greenkeeper.

 To assist in turf maintenance including mowing, irrigating and control of pests and disease on the greens in order to achieve the level of operation and understanding required of the role.

 To assist in the maintenance of bunkers course furniture and holes.

 In conjunction with the Head GreenKeeper understand which plant machinery is used for specific tasks.

 To be fully trained prior to using any machinery and to use it in the correct manner whilst complying with Health & Safety regulations.

 To attend training courses which are identified as being necessary for the performance of the role e.g. NVQ Level 1 and 2.

 To be fully conversant with the Estate Handbook and supporting policies, including Health & Safety legislation, personal presentation and fire and emergency procedures.

 To comply with any reasonable instruction issued by your Manager.

 Changes in the business may occasionally require alterations in this job description and these will be agreed with the post holder as appropriate.

Monday to Friday, with weekend overtime when required. Your normal hours of work are 39 hours per week. Your hours are exclusive of ½ hour breaks which are unpaid. Summer start hours are 6 a.m. April to September. Winter start hours are 7.00 am October to March. Please note you will be required to start earlier at key tournament times.

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

A minimum of A*-D (9-3) in Maths and English GCSE or Functional Skills equivalent

Skills required


Attention to detail


Guest service

Personal Drive

Self Development

Task Management


Personal Qualities

Understanding and interest in golf. Enjoys working outdoors. Can start early morning. Excellent teamwork and communication skills. Ability to meet high standards of customer service.

Future prospects

Promotion through to Assistant Greenkeeper, Greenkeeper, Deputy & Head.

Additional Information

Training provided

Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship in Horticulture

Employee rights and responsibilities


Oaklands College - Learning Provider

For more information about this vacancy please contact Oaklands College on 01727 737 000 or email: (Ref ID:81517)
Oaklands College

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