Apprentice Grounds Person

  • Arsenal FC
  • London Colney, UK
  • 22 May, 2023
Apprentice Groundsman Health & Safety Maintenance Premier League

Job Description

 We are looking for an Apprentice Grounds Person to join the team on a 2-year apprenticeship.

This role will be part of the team responsible for the maintenance and general upkeep of the Arsenal Training Centre, London Colney and Emirates stadium.

Who we are

We are one of the most famous clubs in world football, with a rich heritage and history of success – read more about our history, here

Beyond that, we are passionate about our local community and, behind the scenes, we have a wide variety of opportunities and career paths for all. We have a very defined purpose: to act for a winning team, culture and community. We achieve this by ensuring we are courageous in the pursuit of progress, we champion our community and each other, and that we do the right thing (even when no one is looking).


Your day-to-day 

  • Undertake a 2 year apprenticeship program to gain their Level 2 Sportsturf Operative Standard Apprenticeship qualification.

Working toward and contributing to:
(Training to be provided)

  • Maintenance of the amenity landscapes
  • Tractor and trailer work when carrying out jobs
  • Wide use of machinery in renovation of grass areas - use of turf cutters, edgers, scarification, seeding, stone buriers and seeders.
  • Grass cutting and strimming around ball stopping nets.
  • Pedestrian and ride on mowing of football pitches and surrounds.
  • Watering plants and other associated areas with handheld equipment.
  • Assisting in the renovation of pitches using equipment associated with this process e.g. tractor and trailer work, sand spreading.
  • Matchday Set up and pitch testing.
  • Helping out with deliveries, manual handling of bags of sand, sand soil, fertilizer bags and seed bags ranging from 20-25kg.
  • Cleaning equipment stores and associated washdown areas.


What we are looking for

  • Willingness to complete a 2-year apprenticeship program including all aspects of academic and practical work contained within the apprenticeship program to the required standard.
  • Enjoy working to a high standard and have a flexible attitude, especially in terms of the unsocial hours that might be necessary.
  • Good time keeping skills.
  • Ability to receive instruction and act upon instructions given.
  • A passion or empathy with sport/sports entertainment.
  • Full UK Driving License (Desirable).



Why choose us 

At Arsenal, we want everyone to feel a sense of trust and belonging, so we are proud of both our club values and also what we offer to our employees. As one of our Gunners, you will receive:

  • An exciting reward and recognition scheme
  • Generous holiday allowance which increases with your length of service
  • Great internal learning and development programmes
  • A flexible hybrid working model
  • Discounted Arsenal season tickets
  • A competitive health and wellbeing benefits package
  • A leading Employee Assistance Programme
  • Great discounts with some of our Partners



Arsenal for Everyone

Arsenal for Everyone is our commitment to promoting and embracing equality, diversity and inclusion, so that everyone connected to the club feels like they belong to the same Arsenal family. We believe that diversity of background, skills and experience drives our success on and off the pitch. 


Disability Confident Leader

We are a Disability Confident Leader. We actively welcome applications from people with disabilities and long-term health conditions. If you need disability-related adjustments to the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application.

If you are likely to meet the definition of being a ‘disabled person’ according to the Equality Act 2010, we will offer you an interview if you meet the minimum criteria for a role. Please choose the option of a guaranteed interview on your application form. The information you share with us about your health or disability will not be used in recruitment decisions.