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Apprentice Greenkeeper

Welsh Government
Radyr Golf Club Radyr Golf Club Drysgol Road Cardiff CF38 2BZ
Dependent on age and experience
Closing date
8 Aug 2021

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
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About the apprenticeship


•Cutting all playing surfaces, change holes, moving markers, raking bunkers, spraying for weeds etc; ensuring that the course is at all times presented in the best possible condition.
• Construction, aeration and turfing work/duties.
• Maintain high standards of customer care at all times.
• Understand the club's policy on Health and Safety and to ensure that all duties performed are carried out with full regard to the safety of customers, visitors, contractors and other employees; work within the Health & Safety, COSHH, Risk Assessment and HAVS Assessment guidelines at all times.
• Ensure the efficient and effective operation and safe handling of all machinery and equipment following Trust policy and procedure.
• To operate grass cutting machinery safely and effectively; care and maintenance of machinery and the reporting



Positive attitude
Takes personal responsibility
Good communication skills
Good team player
Proven initiative and the ability to contribute ideas for
better working methods
Willingness to carry out further training as required
Attention to detail


• Minimum of English and Mathematics standard grade.
• Driving licence (desirable)
• Ability to understand and carry out
• Basic knowledge of golf (desirable)


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Training provider:
Bridgend College

Level 2 Practical Sports Turf

About the employer

Radyr Golf Club Radyr Golf Club
Drysgol Road
CF38 2BZ

Disability confident

No, we are not part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

In person or remotely e.g. Zoom


Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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