Leicester Tigers Ltd

Apprentice Grounds Person - Intermediate (Level 2)

Leicester Tigers Ltd (Employer)

Bmc (Brooksby Melton College) (Training Provider)

Annual wage £8,500.00 to £10,750.00
37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday, 08:30 – 17:00.
18 months (duration)
11 October 2021(start date)
Groundworker (apprenticeship standard)
8 October 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

The primary focus of the role will be to assist in the maintenance and preparation of playing surfaces and surrounding areas, to the required standard, at the Club’s Oval Park training facility as well as Mattioli Woods Welford Road Stadium.


Duties will include: 

  • Mowing, marking out and helping to maintain all of the playing surfaces to the standards required by the club
  • Using hand machines in the maintenance and preparation of all relevant surrounding areas
  • Helping to ensure that all equipment is properly maintained and stored in a tidy and secure manner
  • Operating in a safe manner, as well as keeping all sites clean and tidy in line with the various Codes of Conduct and the prevailing Health and Safety legislation
  • Treating all employees, stakeholders and customers with dignity and respect, ensuring Tigers values and  behaviours are always demonstrated
  • Carrying out any other duties and tasks required, which are within the post-holder’s capabilities

Future Prospects

  • Although unable to guarantee future vacancies, current employees have progressed on from previous apprenticeships at the club and confirmed full-time employment

Reality Check

  • The job will fluctuate between 2 locations, therefore, it would be ideal if you have a full driving licence to get to both locations easier
  • Salary will be reviewed with progression
  • As an apprentice, you can apply for an NUS Apprentice extra card which can be used at hundreds of high street and online brands. https://www.apprenticeextra.co.uk/

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Skills Required

  • Experience of using various hand tools or equipment
  • Previous experience with horticultural machinery

Qualities Required

  • Experience of practical hobbies or interests
  • Ability to complete tasks to a high level of accuracy, have good attention for detail
  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • Weekend working and unsociable hours working required

Qualifications Required

  • GCSE grade C/4 or above in English and maths (or equivalent)
  • (If you do not already meet these criteria, we will ask you to sit initial assessments to indicate which level you are currently working at)

Training Provided

  • Groundworker level 2
  • Day release to Melton Campus
  • Functional skills if necessary
  • On-the-job training
  • Off-the-job training
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