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Trainee Gardener - Sutton Coldfield

The Belfry
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
22839.00 per annum
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

Job Details

Trainee Gardener - Sutton Coldfield

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Trainee Gardener to work in our dynamic team at The Belfry, England's leading Hotel and Resort. We have 320 bedrooms, 2 Rosette standard dining, five food and beverage outlets, fantastic leisure facilities including our 20 treatment rooms & pool and of course, what we are famous We have had a really exciting year already at The Belfry, starting with hosting The British Masters in August 2024, and continuing with the launch of new training and development opportunities and incentives.

The Belfry is synonymous with golf and has hosted the Ryder Cup four times - more than any other venue in the world. Our world class golf courses have produced some of the most dramatic moments in the history of the sport. They attract players from the UK and beyond looking to relive the Ryder Cup magic, improve their game, and to make use of the unrivalled state-of-the-art golfing facilities.


The on-target earning potential for this role is 22,839.00, compromising of a base salary of 21,674.00 plus a qualified estimate of 1165.00 gratuities per annum

About the role

As a trainee gardener, your role would be to undertake general garden and landscape maintenance daily under the management of the Head Gardener, ensuring that the site is well-kept throughout the golfing season. Although we do try to give all out employees a good work-life balance you may be required to work some evenings and weekends in this role. Duties include:

Maintaining the courses to Belfry brand standards

Undertaking regular strimming and Flymo duties on a regular basis: you'll be required to operate the relevant machinery in line with Health and Safety standards

Undertaking general mowing duties on a daily basis once competent including Greens, Tees, Fairways, Rough and Semi-Rough areas to the required standards

Ensuring fantastic customer service when in contact with guests around the resort

About You

Our Greenkeeping team is a group of friendly and hardworking individuals with a passion for what they do and an ability to work individually and as a team. We are looking for someone who will fit in with the culture. No formal training or experience is required for this role although the following may be useful:

An interest in gardening

An interest in golf

Experience in horticulture or landscaping

Previous greenkeeping experience

Belfry Benefits


Discounted gym membership and access to team-led fitness sessions, such as our Belfry running club

Team social events throughout the year

Belfry-wide wellness programme with external speakers, focusing on 'mind, body & soul'

The Burnt Chef Project partnership, offering unlimited, fully-funded counselling and mental health support

Wagestream access to all employees - track earnings, saving accounts, and access to wages when you want

Healthcare schemes: life assurance, 24-hour GP, health cash-plans

Employee Assistance Programme

The Belfry is committed to the Hotelier's Charter, demonstrating our commitment to our people

Showing some appreciation

Long service awards

Additional paid holiday for long service

Reward Vouchers

Free meals on shift in our canteen

Annual Belfry awards

Team appreciation events

Fantastic resort discounts across restaurants, bars, retail, and golf

Bed & Breakfast from 35 per room

Free staff parking

Subsidised taxi service for those who don't drive

Live-in accommodation for up to 3 months

Relocation bonuses

Learning & Development

Excellent training and career opportunities

Internal career pathways programmes

Access to The Belfry Campus Learning

Commitment to developing our team through apprenticeship programmes

Making a difference

  • Belfry ESG committee, dedicated to delivering an environmentally sustainable business
  • Supporting industry, local and national charities
  • Pledges made on 'Make Good Grow', offering our team's expertise and support to good causes


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The Belfry

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