£13,000 Average salary at age 20
£22,880 Average Salary
60 Average hours per week


Groundsmen and greenkeepers cut and lay turf and maintain areas for golf courses and other sports grounds.

Main Tasks

  • Levels ground and installs drainage system as required;
  • Cuts and lays turf using hand and machine tools and repairs damaged turf;
  • Moves soil to alter surface contour of land using mechanical equipment and constructs appropriate landscaping features and maintains such features;
  • Monitors and maintains the quality and condition of turf;
  • Rolls, mows and waters grass, marks out pitches.


There are no formal academic entry requirements. NVQs/SVQs in Sports Turf Management are available at Level 4. Professional qualifications are also available.

UK Prospects

29900 Workforce Size
1.81% Predicted growth 2024 - 2027
3771 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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