The Groundsman

April 2016

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Visit www.iog.org for more information and digital editions GROW WITH THE IOG 29 the Groundsman April 2016 "I would recommend apprenticeships to other employers looking at an opportunity to bring fresh talent into the industry, and as a club we are committed to ensuring these opportunities are truly available to all." In a recent interview, Myerscough College asked Katie and Tara exactly what made them choose an apprenticeship, their plans for the future and their advice to other young people considering apprenticeships in sports turf. Katie Croft "I didn't know what to do in high school and eventually settled on a job working in customer services at Manchester Airport. When I saw the apprenticeship advertised I knew I had to go for it. During my trial I had the chance to be trained and to operate some of the large machines, which was very daunting but now it just comes naturally. The work is extremely varied and involves a lot of team working which I really enjoy. "I was bit star struck at fi rst when I saw the players but quickly realised there is a job to do and now it's just the norm. It's great to see that what we do has an impact on the players and the performance of the team. "As I gain more knowledge and experience I am now carrying out more advanced tasks, and I'm able to operate more machines and feel much more part of the team. I really enjoy learning new things and then applying my college work to my job. ▼ Lee Metcalfe says Katie and Tara are a perfect match for the groundscare team Talk to RBT247 today about the 5 benefits of RBT247: 01327 313100 | www.rbt247.com SAFETY HYGIENE LONGEVITY COST TIME RBT247 is a sports surface algae killer that protects against fungal growth, slime and corrosion. It is highly effective against 99.999% of the dangerous microbes that transmit disease and infections. 'Spray anything that's brand new with RBT, and it stays brand new' James Mead, Head Groundsman at Rugby School

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