Ground Staff Apprenticeship

Location Newcastle upon Tyne
Discipline: Venue Operations
Job type: Apprentice
Job ref: 002122
Published: 15 days ago
Expiry date: 22 Feb 2024 11:59

Ground Staff Apprenticeship 

Newcastle Upon Tyne



£10.42 per hour


Closing Date 22 February 2024

We are the heartbeat of the city. Come and be a part of a long and proud history where we strive to be the best in everything we do, on and off the pitch. Bringing the people and communities together, join the Newcastle United Family, as we embark on the next steps of our exciting journey.

About the role

We’re looking for enthusiastic individuals to help us prepare and deliver the very best surfaces for our players to play and train on. Our Apprentice Groundstaff will learn how to complete ground maintenance on all of our pitches at our training ground, academy and at St. James Park! You’ll also help the team maintain the surrounding areas.

Alongside a load of on-the-job training (we love sharing what we know!) you will be fully funded (and given study time) to complete a Sports Turf Operative Level 2 apprenticeship qualification.

Your impact

You’ll have a very strong work ethic and high levels of commitment to work with a team of people who are passionate about the job they do. You’ll always be on time, ready to face each new day with enthusiasm and be a real self-starter with a commitment to personal and career development.

You’ll also possess minimum of 5 GCSEs including English & Maths at grade 3 or above, or an equivalent vocational qualification level 1 with either English and Maths at grade 3 or above or Functional Skills level 1.

Therefore, in a nutshell, we are really looking for a willingness to get stuck in and learn. This is an apprenticeship after all!

About the team

You will report into the Head Groundsman and join a welcoming and enthusiastic team who are committed to ensuring our teams have the best environment in which to play and train.

Due to the nature of this work applicants must be prepared to work outdoors in all weather conditions, work weekends / unsociable hours and maintain confidentiality at all times.

Why choose us

We’ve got a range of great benefits and rewards, from flexible ways of working, participation in our non-contractual employee bonus scheme, NUFC life assurance, free parking, discount at Shearers Bar and the Club Shop, Helping Hand – where you can access free GP appointments, Wellbeing Resources, Legal and Financial Support, pension contribution, free lunch and the best part, free tea and coffee. In additional we run a salary sacrifice scheme which includes, tech, car, cycle to work and many more.

United As One

We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and believe in equal opportunities for all. We recognise that the diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths. We work together to reflect the communities we serve and to maintain an inclusive environment in which everyone can be their authentic self and is enabled to achieve their full potential.

How to apply

For further information on this role and about the club and our values please visit our careers page

To find out more about the role please view our Ground Staff Apprenticeship Job Description

Recruitment Agencies – please note that we do not accept unsolicited / speculative candidate details or applications. Any candidates supplied, unless formally requested, will be taken as a direct / free candidate.