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Job Title : Apprentice Greenkeeper
Employer : Bishop Stortford Golf Club
Location : Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 5HP
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Horticulture
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01522
Vacancy Short Description : Trainee greenkeeper required. To join our experienced team, working outdoors on our 130 acre site. Full training and equipment provided. You will work to a NVQ level 2/3 in greenkeeping.


Qualifications Required : Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to establish course suitability. Applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs including English and Maths at grades A-C or 9- 4. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week in the industry with a contract of employment.
Proof of qualifications will be required before you can be accepted onto the apprenticeship.
PLEASE NOTE: Those without the stated entry requirements or awaiting GCSE/GCSE retake grades, may be offered an appointment to come into college (Easton or Otley campus) and sit an online assessment to confirm program suitability.
Vacancy Full Description : As a trainee greenkeeper you join our staff who look after the course.
The greens section report to the committees via the director of golf and prepare the course daily to a high standard.
Key responsibilities; basic maintenance of machinery, cutting all areas of the course, bunker and ditch maintenance.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : M to Fr 6am-2pm 40 min break. some wkends 6 - 9am
Salary : £187.50 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 05/04/2019
Possible Start Date : 15/04/2019
Personal Qualities : Hard worker, enjoys outdoors
Skills Required : No previous experience required. You must enjoy working outside and have an interest in Golf greenkeeping
Future Prospects : The qualification and two years experience working at a busy club will provide a basis for a great career in as green keeper
Training to be Provided : Advanced Apprenticeship in Golf Greenkeeping Level 3 including Functional Skills in Maths and English if required
Other Information : Pay Rates: The current NMW rate for Apprentices is £3.70 per hour with effect from 1st April 2018. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training. For more information visit:
Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in the industry with a contract of employment
Working Week: Monday to Friday 6am-2pm with a 40 minute break.
Occasional weekend work required (6am-9am)

Shortlisting/Interviews - Shortlisting and interviews will take place throughout the duration of the vacancy ad. This may mean that the vacancy could close before the published cut-off date should suitable candidates be found.
Things to consider : We work outdoors all year round, in all weather conditions.
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