- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- the ability to work well with others
- ambition and a desire to succeed
- sensitivity and understanding
- physical skills like movement, coordination, dexterity and grace
- the ability to work well with your hands
- customer service skills
- knowledge of English language
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
- prepare land for laying turf (grass)
- roll and mow grass
- mark lines on pitches or greens, cut holes and move markers
- remove water and rake ground
- apply turf treatments to control weeds, fungal diseases, pests and turf problems
- install and maintain equipment
- operate equipment like strimmers and ride-on mowers
You could work at a school, in a park or on a sports field.
Your working environment may be outdoors in all weathers.
You'll find more advice about careers and training as a groundsperson from the Institute of Groundsmanship.Data from National Careers Service.