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Chance To Be Part Of Award-Winning Groundstaff Team

Press Release 9th March 2018 Warwick

Warwick Racecourse is looking for an apprentice to join its award-winning groundstaff team. 

The successful candidate will learn the role and skills required of a groundsperson at the Jockey Club racecourse, whilst working towards a Level 2 Sportsturf Operative Apprenticeship Standard.

The groundstaff team at Warwick Racecourse won the Jumps category in last year’s Racecourse Association’s (RCA) Racecourse Groundstaff Awards in recognition of its outstanding achievements throughout the 2016/17 season.

The racecourse became an all-jumps track in 2014, with a five-year plan to become one of the UK’s leading small jumps courses.

Jane Hedley, clerk of Warwick Racecourse, said: “Our groundstaff team, led by head groundsman Guy Woodward, has deservedly achieved national industry recognition for its achievements.

“This apprenticeship role is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in working outside and starting a career in sports turf as part of that team.”

Assisting in the preparation and repair of the racing surface, fences and hurdles, and the preparation of the racecourse stables and yard are among the main responsibilities of the position.

Candidates will ideally have some knowledge and experience of grounds care.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday, March 13.  Anyone interested in the position should email their CV and covering letter to


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