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Groundsmen and Greenkeepers

Groundsmen and greenkeepers cut and lay turf and maintain areas for golf courses and other sports grounds.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 14,412
£ 20,134
£ 32,140

Available jobs

In the past year there were 32,913 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Rolls, mows and waters grass, marks out pitches.

  • Monitors and maintains the quality and condition of turf.

  • Moves soil to alter surface contour of land using mechanical equipment and constructs appropriate landscaping features and maintains such features.

  • Cuts and lays turf using hand and machine tools and repairs damaged turf.

  • Levels ground and installs drainage system as required.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Machinery

  • Mowing

  • Chainsaws

  • Golf Course Maintenance

  • Irrigation (Landscaping And Agriculture)

  • Pruning

  • Stock Control

  • Arboriculture

  • Merchandising

  • Booking (Sales)

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communications

  • Management

  • Customer Service

  • Operations

  • Detail Oriented

  • Enthusiasm

  • Self-Motivation

  • Presentations

  • First Aid

  • Strong Work Ethic

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.