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Job Title : Apprentice Greenkeeper
Employer : Costessey Park Limited
Location : Norwich, Norfolk, NR8 5AL
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Horticulture
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01577
Vacancy Short Description : Maintaining the area of the golf course and surrounding areas to a high standard, as directed by the Head Greenkeeper.


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 :
1. General upkeep of all areas of the golf course including bunkers, pathways, ponds and riverbanks.
2. Set up golf course, including changing holes, moving tee markers, drop zones and hazards.
3. Carry out day-to day instructions and directions as given by the Head Greenkeeper or Assistant to the Head Greenkeeper.
4. Carry out spraying operations, such as pesticides, as directed.
5. Help operate the irrigation system.
6. Reporting back to the Head Greenkeeper on a daily basis with course conditions.

Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 40.5 Mo- Thurs 6.30am-3pm, Friday 6am-2.30pm. 3hrs Sat or Sun AM
Salary : £246.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 17/04/2019
Possible Start Date : 13/05/2019
Personal Qualities : 1. Be willing to undertake tasks involving manual labour work outdoors all year round.
2. Be prepared to get ‘stuck in’ and be very much ‘hands on’.
Skills Required : Be able to work alone (once sufficient training given) and to work as part of a small team.
Future Prospects : Fully qualified Greenkeeper
Training to be Provided : Apprenticeship in Golf Greenkeeping Level 2 including Functional Skills in Maths and English if required
Other Information : Pay Rates: The current NMW rate for Apprentices is £3.90 per hour with effect from 1st April 2019. 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 Thursday 6.30am to 3pm, Friday 6am to 2.30pm. 3hrs on either Saturday or Sunday morning

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 : Someone who does not mind early mornings and working outside sometimes in bad weather.
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