Greenkeeper Modern Apprenticeship Programme - Alexandria

Loch Lomond Golf Club
07 Nov 2018
14 Nov 2018
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Greenkeeper Modern Apprenticeship Programme - Alexandria
Loch Lomond Golf Club's Greenkeeper Modern Apprenticeship Programme provides amazing opportunities for 16-21 year olds who love golf, are enthusiastic to learn and understand what it takes to present a golf course with excellent putting and playing surfaces, and are looking for a career in Golf Course Management.
Our comprehensive, 3 year programme allows you to combine on-the-job learning and work based assessments, along with a day release to college, leading to a Sports Turf Level 2 and Level 3 SVQ Qualification, and preparing you for a rewarding career in Greenkeeping.
Whether or not you have experience in Greenkeeping, the objective of our programme is to create a foundation on which you can build your career. Under the watchful eyes of our experienced Golf Course and Assistant Golf Course Managers, you will be trained in all areas of Greenkeeping, from turf management, mowing techniques, equipment operation and maintenance, to drainage installation and construction projects. You will have the unique opportunity to watch and learn from a team of Greenkeepers already skilled in their field, and ask questions along the way. As your apprenticeship programme progresses, you will be exposed to further golf course operations, participate in projects and take on your own responsibilities.
Our training programme includes:-

USGA greens and tees management
Daily golf course tournament standard set up
Turf grass trials and data collection
Integrated pest management (IPM)
Drainage installation and construction projects
Estates and environmental management
Operation and maintenance of extensive fleet of equipment
Problem solving and thinking on your feet
Self-development of your knowledge and skills
Building on the passion and the love of the job you do

Recognised Qualification

Modern Apprenticeship Qualification
SVQ Leve2 Sports Turf
SVQ Level 3 Sports Turn
IOSH - Institute of Safety & Health

Career advancement is the ultimate goal of this flexible training programme which provides the framework for gaining the necessary skills, knowledge and experience for future opportunities. Whilst we demonstrate what it takes to build and develop a winning team within a successful business, you demonstrate your commitment and dedication in developing job specific skills and gaining a nationally recognised qualification.
Upon successful completion of our Greenkeeper Modern Apprenticeship Programme you will be rewarded with a Loch Lomond Certificate of Excellence and provided with a pathway to further your career in the industry.
In addition to salary, 30 days holiday per year, end of season gratuity payment, uniforms, complementary meals and staff discount benefits and golf, we can also arrange accommodation.