Advanced sports turf technician apprenticeship

Ensure that public and private sports turf surfaces meet the requirements of the sport

As a sports turf technician, you could find yourself working with surfaces for sports including athletics, bowls, cricket, croquet, football, golf, hockey, equestrian events, rugby league and union, and tennis. The main purpose of the job is to ensure that public and private sports turf surfaces (including hybrid but not fully artificial surfaces) meet the requirements of the sport and are available for use at all levels, from amateur to professional sport. You could also have the responsibility to maintain the wider facility. During the apprenticeship you’ll ensure the safe use and maintenance of any equipment, and machinery used by operatives. You’ll adhere to relevant health and safety and environmental legislation and present a professional image at all times as you could interact with facilities management and the general public. While you would not necessarily have direct responsibility for budget control, you could help advise your manager and colleagues on the correct use and deployment of resources.


Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Science, PE

Entry requirements for the advanced sports turf technician apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £21,000 per annum

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