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Job Title : Apprentice greenkeeper
Employer : Wensum Valley Hotel, Golf & Country Club
Location : Norwich, Norfolk, NR8 6HP
Position Type : Apprenticeship/Internship
Sector : Horticulture
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01548
Vacancy Short Description : An excellent opportunity to learn new skills and develop your career as a Greenkeeper at one of Norfolk biggest Golf Clubs..


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 : The role is for an assistant Greenkeeper, learning all the necessary skills to become a fully qualified Greenkeeper.
Being a good team member, as well as being able to use own initiative is key for this role.
Using a range of equipment and machinery safely
hazard, environmental and ecological operations including bunker maintenance
planting turf, trees and shrubs
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : Summer 6am – 2pm, Winter 7am - 3pm, 2.5 hours on a Saturday or Sunday weekly.
Salary : £180.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 01/03/2019
Possible Start Date : 11/03/2019
Personal Qualities : Confident and able to work on own initiative, a good team player.
Skills Required : Competent and confident, interest in Golf.
Future Prospects : On completion of the apprenticeship, providing the applicants showed commitment and a full time position could be offered, with the possibilities to progress their career long term.
Training to be Provided : Qualification: Apprenticeship Standard in Golf greenkeeping
College attendance: Will be required to attend college master classes on some occasions
Training for all job specific tasks will be given. In addition the apprentice will have the support and guidance of a qualified assessor from the college, who will make on-site visits every 6-8 weeks. There may be the occasional need to attend either the Otley or Easton campus for short training courses and tests.
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: Summer Hours: Hours of work: 6am – 2pm including 30minute lunch break as well as a 15 minute break.
Winter Hours: 7am – 3pm
2.5 hours on a Saturday or Sunday weekly, will add up to 40 hours per week

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 : The Job will be based outdoors all year round, using machinery.
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