An 18-year-old with a driving ambition for a career in golf-course turf management has teed up career experience at RACV Goldfields Resort through RACV’s Internship Program.
The program gives young locals the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in their career industry of choice, under the supervision of experienced staff and managers.
Jacob Mullane, from Ballarat, started the program in April last year as the first step on his career path in golf-course turf management.
“It has been really good to be a part of the crew here and such a great resort to work for,” he says. “It’s a fantastic golf course and I’m really enjoying learning how to maintain the turf and get the course up to championship standard.”
RACV Goldfields Resort Golf Course Superintendent Kel Oswin says the six-month Internship Program has been a win for the resort and a great success.
“We have been very lucky to have Jacob through the Internship Program and have now offered him a turf apprenticeship,” he says.
RACV Goldfields Resort Manager Stephen Roberts says RACV understands the challenges young people face when entering a competitive job market with little experience.
“As a resort, we have the luxury of being able to give people exposure to a wide variety of skill sets within the one facility, as the interns move around various areas of the business supported by management,” he says.
“A second intern started with us in October, which is fantastic.”
RACV invests more than $600,000 each year in helping young people to build job skills through an internship. The program is open to high school, TAFE and university graduates.
Keep an eye on the RACV website and social media channels for future opportunities.