Groundsperson Apprentice

14 Sep 2020
06 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Brighton College is seeking to appoint a Groundsperson Apprentice from November 2020 for 24 months. As a Brighton College Grounds Apprentice you will train to become a Groundsperson of the future. You will be part of the team responsible for the sports pitches throughout Brighton College's campuses which include playing surfaces for rugby, cricket and football. The apprenticeship will be completed in partnership with Plumpton College.

General duties and responsibilities as our Groundsperson Apprentice will include:

- Undertake and successfully complete a Groundsperson apprenticeship qualification (exact nature of course to be determined according to the individual)

- Maintain quality playing surfaces to enable year round use for both matches and training. This will include the safe use of a range of equipment and machinery such as mowers, scarifiers, aerators and other specialist turf care equipment. You will also use hand tools as well as pedestrian operated, ride on and tractor mounted implements.

Benefits of working at Brighton College as our Groundsperson Apprentice include:

- Significantly subsidised gym membership for the School of Science and Sport is available, which includes access to a variety of exercise classes (including spin, circuits and yoga) and use of the gym and swimming pool

- Complimentary lunch is provided during term time

- Job specific Learning and Development programme available to all employees

- Life Cover is provided whilst working at Brighton College after successfully passing probation period

- Brighton College provides a contributory pension scheme, which all eligible employees will be automatically enrolled into within 3 months of commencement of employment

- Well-being programme including: healthy heart checks, access to books, magazines and DVDs from the College Library and English Language classes

- Sodexo Lifestyle Saving Programme.

Hours: 40 hours per week. This role will include occasional weekend work to facilitate sports fixtures.

Closing date for Groundsperson Apprentice applications: midday on Wednesday 30th September 2020.

If you feel you are the right candidate for this Groundsperson Apprentice role then please click 'apply' now! We would love to hear from you!

Brighton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure through the DBS

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