Jacobsen and BIGGA are calling aspiring greenkeepers to register for the The Future Turf Managers Initiative (FTMI). The programme has been designed to provide practical tools and guidance, to help candidates to pursue their career aspirations through this professional development conference.
Working with professional trainers, mentors, Jacobsen and BIGGA staff, the candidates will leave FTMI with a clear understanding of what the future holds and a realistic overview of the expectations that come with the role of Manager.
The FTMI takes place at Ransomes Jacobsen’s headquarters in Ipswich, UK. It is an intensive three days of seminars, talks and workshops covering;
- Presentation Skills
- Presenting a Professional Image
- Interview Techniques
- Successful CV’s
- Stress Awareness
- Building a Budget
- Becoming a Leader
Who’s it for?
This event is aimed at up and coming greenkeepers who want to make the leap to Course Manager. Focusing on personal and professional development, rather than agronomy based subjects, the FTMI programme utilises the expertise of leading Course Managers, dynamic trainers and industry experts, to mentor and educate the next generation of industry leaders.
International BIGGA members may apply, but should note that they will be expected to meet their own travel expenses.
What are the judges looking for?
The ideal candidate will show initiative, dedication to greenkeeping, a genuine interest in the industry and be actively involved in education at both a regional and national level. They will have worked as a greenkeeper for a minimum of three years and will hold their Level 2 qualification. A nominator will be required to validate each application.