Young people interested in careers in golf grounds and sports turf management are being invited to take up once-in-a-lifetime internships in the United States, and be paid too!
IEPUK Ltd, in partnership with an American sponsor, Worldwide International Student Exchange (WISE), has launched a national recruitment campaign offering 300 internships at a range of PGA-level golf courses on the East Coast starting from Florida in the south and as far north as New York.
Successful applicants need to be 18-30 years old who will fly out to the U.S. next spring to spend up to 10 months learning everything a job in grounds management entails. They will then have the opportunity to spend some leisure time exploring the country should they wish to do so.
IEPUK Ltd is a not-for-profit educational organisation which has helped thousands of young people to realise their dreams of working abroad over the last 20 years through its international exchange programmes.
Partnerships operate in over 35 countries including Europe, the Far East, North and South America, Canada and Australasia.
Director Vanessa Peach, spoke about the opportunity: “We are keen to find young people who are interested in taking up what will be an experience they will never forget and could be their first step towards a fulfilling career. Those who have completed an internship abroad through us always say it is something they look back on as one of their best experiences. It’s up to young people to seize these opportunities when they come up and we’ll support them every step of the way.”
Augusto from the Philippines, participated in the same WISE programme last year and spoke about his time in the U. S. , saying: “I think the knowledge and experience gained in the exchange program will help me a lot professionally and will help me to be an excellent leader in my future career.”
Although not essential, successful applicants may have enrolled in or recently graduated from a relevant degree programme such as Turf Management or Landscaping, or have been working in the sector. Responsibilities will include managing grounds, cleaning and maintaining golf course equipment and preparation for tournaments. Accommodation is included plus a monthly stipend of $1,100 will be paid. A full, clean driver’s license is essential – the use of a shared vehicle comes as part of the package.
Programme and J1 visa criteria need to be met and fees are applicable. Successful applicants will need to pay for their own flights. IEPUK offers full support throughout the application and interview process and during the placement. To find out more call Emily Baines on 01572 823934, email Emily@iepuk.com or visit www.iepuk.com