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Apprentice Grounds Person
(Lambrook School)


Berkshire, RG42 6LU

Course level:

Level 2

Course Duration:

20 months approx

Application Deadline Date:


Weekly Hours:

40 hours. Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm. Half hour lunch break plus x2 15 minutes breaks each day.


Salary will be discussed further at recruitment stage and will be competitive.




None provided

About this opportunity:

Lambrook is a thriving Prep School for over 600 boys and girls aged between 3 and 13 offering an enriching and exciting experience for each child, equipping and inspiring them ready for the next stage of their educational journey and indeed, life beyond. With 52 acres of beautiful grounds, our own farm complete with bees, chickens, lambs and goats, an Orchard, woodland, 9 hole golf course, and endless sports pitches, our children have plenty of opportunities to explore, play, learn and of course, to get muddy! We are fortunate to have some of the best facilities in the independent sector at preparatory level; a 25 metre swimming pool, Astroturf, Hard Courts, a Performing Arts Studio, Dance Studio and Sports Hall.

This position is for an Apprentice Grounds Person with focus on Turf and Sports pitches. Work includes maintenance and preparation of sports pitches including general grounds maintenance. This is a full time apprenticeship for a Grounds Person specialising in Turf who will be working with a very experienced team within a school environment. There is parking on site and free lunch during term time.

Main Duties and Responsibilities can include:

  • Undertake Level 2 Sports Turf Operative qualification through supported distant learning and on the job training and assessment.
  • Undertaking the routine grounds preparation, maintenance, and upkeep of all playing surfaces, both grass and artificial, as directed by the Head Groundsmen.
  • Involved in the preparation, to the highest standard of the Sports Field pitches.
  • Creating, marking out and setting up playing surfaces.
  • Maintaining lawns and landscape areas.
  • Maintaining an awareness of the Health and Safety Regulations in your areas of responsibility.
  • Carrying out safe working practices at all times.
  • Machinery, equipment, and vehicle operation in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions and Health and Safety regulations.
  • Informing the Head Groundsmen of any breakdowns or defects to equipment or machinery.
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the school grounds and work areas.
  • Supporting the efficient use of resources.
  • Assisting on occasions with traffic management, gate supervision, the control of car parking and the smooth running of major events.
  • Assisting with the movement of equipment and materials, their installation around the school, and carrying out any tasks deemed necessary to the smooth running of the school.
  • Work at either the main school or Sports Field sites.
  • Carrying out such other similar and related duties as may be required by Head Groundsman, Groundsman or senior staff.

Desired Skills and Qualities:

  • Be highly motivated and ambitious
  • Be reliable and enthusiastic
  • A desiring to achieve the highest standards
  • Work independently but also as part of a team
  • Always adhere to Health and Safety guidelines
  • Genuine interest in sports ground maintenance

Desired Qualifications:

  • GCSE’s, or equivalents in maths and English are desired but not essential
  • Driving Licence is desired but not essential, applicants will need to have the means to travel to work.

Future prospects

  • Subject to a suitable vacancy existing on the completion of your apprenticeship, you may then get opportunities to be considered for a permanent positions.
  • Sports Turf and Grounds management


  • Full training to be provided by the employer and KEITS at the place of employment.
  • The applicant will be working towards and gain a Level 2 Sports Turf Operative Apprenticeship Standard.
  • The learner will be allocated an industry specific training consultant who will provide both remote and on site visits throughout the apprenticeship.
  • The apprentice will work towards an End Point Assessment (EPA) at the end of their apprenticeship.

Things to consider

  • KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise.
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