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Job Title : Apprentice Greenkeeper
Employer : Cretingham Golf Club
Location : Cretingham, Suffolk, IP13 7BA
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Horticulture
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01642
Vacancy Short Description : Kingfishers has an exciting and rewarding opportunity to become an Apprentice Greenkeeper working at a new leisure facility in Suffolk.


Qualifications Required : Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to establish course suitability. Ideally applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs including English and Maths at grades 9- 4 for an Advanced Apprenticeship and 9-3 for an Intermediate. 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 (Ipswich or Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus) and sit an online assessment to confirm program suitability.
Vacancy Full Description : This is a great opportunity to join our existing Greenkeeping team in preparing and maintaining our course to as high a standard as possible throughout the year. Working within a small team, you will gain experience and be involved in all areas of golf course maintenance and management.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 6am-3.30pm Mon-Fri 40 hours per week
Salary : £182.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 06/03/2020
Possible Start Date : 16/03/2020
Personal Qualities : Positive attitude, reliability and good time keeping a must. Work as part of a team and also be able to interact with other members of staff and most importantly customers.
Skills Required : Practically minded, Love of working outdoors. Own transport is essential.
Future Prospects : Full time employment. Opportunities to progress in the company by continuing onto higher education or management.
Chainsaw and other powertool courses available.
Training to be Provided : Golf Greenkeeping Level 2 Standard 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. From April 2020 it will raise to £4.15 per hour. 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 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
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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 : You will spend the majority of your working day outside in all types of weather.
PPE will include wet weather gear and a uniform as some tasks result in getting dirty. You will be expected to work in all conditions.
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