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Apprentice Greenkeeper : Ipswich Golf Club

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21st May 2021

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About the employer
One of Suffolk’s top Golf Courses situated on 250 acres of heathland on the outskirts of East Ipswich. The club has two golf courses totalling 27 holes plus practice facilities. We are an award-winning Club for recognition for all our environmental work.


Working week
Hours and days TBC. Total hours per week: 32.00
Expected duration
24 months
Possible start date
05 Jul 2021


Desired qualifications
Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to establish course suitability. Ideally applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs or equivalent including English and maths at grades 9- 4/A*-C for a Level 3 Apprenticeship and 9-3/A*-D for a Level 2. Proof of qualifications will be required before you can be accepted onto the apprenticeship.

Desired skills
An interest in golf would be advantageous. Ability to work as part of a team Excellent interpersonal skills Excellent communication skills Ability to prioritise tasks Excellent organisational skills Good problem solving

Personal qualities

  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Well presented, polite and well-spoken
  • Punctual
  • Trustworthy
  • Hardworking
  • Honest
  • Adaptable
  • Willing to work outdoors in all weathers doing a physical job


This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in starting a career in the sports turf industry working with a team of experienced greenkeepers at one of the top golf courses in Suffolk.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing playing surfaces for daily play
  • Mowing of surfaces
  • Raking bunkers
  • Hole changing
  • Aeration work
  • Over seeding
  • Golf course construction and conservation work

Through this period, you will gain experience of machinery operation and maintenance.

You will be mentored by the Course Manager, Head Greenkeeper and Senior Greenkeeper.

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 21/06/2021


£137.60 p/w


This job is located in Ipswich

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