Groundsmen and Greenkeepers

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


New workers

New workers start around £12,029. Normal pay is £22,883 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £36,097.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 37,981 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

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.

  • Landscaping

  • Machinery

  • Mowing

  • Gardening

  • Pruning

  • Horticulture

  • Weed Control

  • Construction

  • Landscape Maintenance

  • Irrigation (Landscaping And Agriculture)

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.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Sales

  • Customer Service

  • Operations

  • Detail Oriented

  • Leadership

  • Planning

  • Willingness To Learn

  • Enthusiasm

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.