Sports Turf golf hole being trimmed

Apprentice Testimonials

Here is a selection of a mere handful of outstanding Apprentices that have benefits from the help, training and support of East Durham College.

Former Horticulture Apprentice

“The College helped me develop an incredible knowledge of sports turf. All the staff are down-to-earth and always offered me as much guidance as they possibly could. I have ended up with some excellent friendships with my peers as well as great professional friendships with staff.

“Apprenticeships not only give you theoretical knowledge that you learn in college, but combine this with the practical skills and the know-how of applying them in the workplace. You also get paid so it really does offer the best of both worlds.”

Martin Stephenson, Grounds Assistant Manager, Ashbrooke Sports Club.
Winner of the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) Most Promising Groundscare Student of the Year Award 2013 and Winner of the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) Rigby Taylor/Top Green Young Groundsman of the Year Award 2014