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Job Title : Apprentice Greenkeeper
Employer : Dunston Hall Hotel
Location : Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 8PQ
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Horticulture
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01601
Vacancy Short Description : The Apprentice Greenkeeper will be in training to prepare and maintain a Golf Course in line with Hotel and Department requirements.


Qualifications Required : 5 GCSE's incl Maths &English & Science A-D/9-3
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 : As an Apprentice Greenkeeper you will in training to:
Maintain good standards of Health and Safety of yourself and others
Prepare the golf course for play which will include removing early morning dew and debris from the greens, raking bunkers, moving tea markers, cutting new holes on the green.
Prepare and use equipment and machinery to maintain and renovate all turf surfaces within the golf course, including the use of tractors, ride on machines and specialist equipment.
Apply turf treatments to help produce quality playing surfaces, including fertilizers and top dressing.
Use a variety of integrated methods to control weeds, fungal diseases, pests and turf disorders.
Maintain and renovate bunkers and other hazards such as water features
Maintain drainage and irrigation systems
Prepare ground to establish turf and plants when maintaining, renovating and constructing golf course features.
Support to maintain estate grounds and gardens.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 40 hours per week (include some weekend working)
Salary : £156.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 31/07/2019
Possible Start Date : 05/08/2019
Personal Qualities : Enjoys working outdoors, along with early mornings as the role will require early starts.
Positive 'can do' attitude.
Strong work ethic
Good time management
Skills Required : Strong Attention to Detail
Able to follow instructions,
Friendly, polite and courteous with members, guests and fellow team members.
Team player
Problem solver with the ability to make effective decisions as necessary.
Have the ability to use initiative.
Having a safety mindset.
Clear and effective communicator

Future Prospects : Full Time Employment as a Greenkeeper
Training to be Provided : Golf Greenkeeping Level 2 Standard including Functional Skills in Maths and English if required
Other Information : Benefits available:
Discounted Hotel Accommodation rates
Discounts on Food and Beverage
Free Staff food
Free Car parking

Use of Leisure club (Gym and Swimming Pool)
Use of Golf facilities
Pension Scheme
Employee of the Month (recognition scheme)
Staff Events

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

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 : Outdoor work in all weather.
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