Apprentice Grounds Person

We have an exciting new opportunity to join our team at Ashton Gate as an Apprentice Grounds Person

The successful candidate will be taught all the skills and techniques you will need to develop a career in sports turf along with gaining an NVQ.

About Ashton Gate:

Working for Ashton Gate Stadium means you are part of a unique sports and entertainment business.

The 27,000-seater stadium is the beating heart of professional sport in Bristol. Home to Championship side Bristol City FC; Premiership Rugby team the Bristol Bears and Bristol Sport; it is also the largest conference and events centre in the South West hosting many of the biggest and most prestigious business conferences and gala dinners in the region.

Ashton Gate forms part of Stephen Lansdown’s sporting group of companies which includes Bristol Sport; Bristol City; Bristol Bears; Bristol Flyers Basketball and each of their respective community charities which are all based at Ashton Gate. Bristol Sport was founded in 2012 to inspire sport in Bristol and beyond.

Our People:

At Ashton Gate, we are OneTeam. We take pride in working together to deliver the best stadium experience possible.

Community, honesty and integrity sits at the heart of everything we do and we are always looking to challenge ourselves, share best practice and act with humour and humility.

Our Ideal Candidate:

We are looking for someone who is looking to start their career in sports turf and grounds work. This person will love working outdoors and will be fit and able to handle the physical task that this role asks. They will have a positive can do attitude and an enthusiasm for learning.

Your contribution to the team includes:

  • Cutting training ground and stadium pitches
  • Marking out lines for a variety of pitches Inc. Ashton Gate stadium pitch
  • Assisting in set up of training and match day operations
  • Help log rain fall and soil temperatures
  • Ensure all sites adhere to health safety regulations
  • Assist in any grounds tasks as required

Your learning will mostly be practical and you will generally assist the grounds team in all areas of grounds work throughout your apprenticeship. You will complete 1 day per week at college.

What you need to be successful:

There is no experience required for this role as full training is given however experience working in a similar environment or a qualification in horticulture would be desirable.

Additional information:

Successful applicants must hold a full drivers license or have evidence of working towards their license (this is due to the equipment we use and location).

This role requires working evenings and weekends so you must be able to manage a flexible working pattern.

Successful candidates will be subject to DBS checks.

Salary: £5.00 per hour apprentice wage

If you would like to get involved and join the Ashton Gate team please email a cover letter & CV to work4@ashtongate.co.uk. Application deadline: 24th August.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive; only those successfully shortlisted for the role will be personally contacted.

Equality Statement:

The successful candidate must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relationships between all internal and external stakeholders.