apprentice groundskeeper has secured a full time role after perfecting his skills tendering to the stunning
grounds at a Shropshire College.
Williams, 20 from Bicton, near
Shrewsbury, started as an apprentice at Ellesmere College in September 2021.
successful two year course, he completed online studying with Preston based
Myerscough College and had a tutor visit him every six weeks.
Groundsman at Ellesmere College Ian Morris said: "Tommy has been a fantastic addition to the team here at Ellesmere. He has
thrown himself into every task across our extensive
site and you can see the way he developed throughout his two years. We are
incredibly proud of Tommy, who has covered all aspects of golf course
maintenance. We wish him
every success in his new job."
been offered a position at Shrewsbury School in the Gardens Department.
Greens keeping apprenticeship he completed practical work at Ellesmere College
which had been set by the tutor and his training was done in house by ground
The tutor then assessed the tasks they had set during each
visit - then Tommy passed a practical exam, assessed by an external person, and
an online written exam.
He said: "My
time at Ellesmere College has been an exciting experience from start to finish. I have
truly developed skills not only within the trade, but also my personal skills such as communication. I enjoyed
many different experiences during my apprenticeship such as the chance to
operate machinery for processes like aeration, scarification, mowing with
cylinder and rotary mowers both ride on and pedestrian, and even the
opportunity to update the grounds files. I can say for certain that I gained not only lots of useful experience moving
forward, but confidence for future steps in life."
information visit: www.ellesmere.com
29th September 2023 Back to News