Getting ready for work

Our ‘Getting Ready for Work’ sessions support young people to build their skills in preparing for the workplace. They’ll be able to understand job descriptions, know the job application process, have an introduction to interview techniques and develop the correct mindset for the workplace.


Sessions available include:
Job Descriptions, CV’s and Application forms
Assist young people to understand the process and tools used to apply for jobs. They’ll explore job descriptions, how they are used and be able to detail the key skills employers are looking for. We’ll support with what to include on CV’s, as well as how to complete application forms.

Interview Techniques
Young people will explore how to prepare for interviews, the purpose of interviews, potential questions and how to overcome nerves. There’ll be the opportunity to see it from an interviewers perspective and what to expect before, during and after the interview itself.

Workplace Mindset and The Labour Market
This session explores the expectations an employer has around etiquette within the work place, including addressing personal social media and the processes and policies that are paramount to maintaining employment. There’s also a general look at the North East labour market and which sectors are growing.

To download a leaflet please click here.
The Alnwick Garden Opening Hours

* Please note that the below times are for The Alnwick Garden daytime opening hours only - Halloween evening events, The Winter Light Trail and The Treehouse are all subject to individual opening hours, which can be found on the relevant pages on our website *

Please note that outside of  Northumberland school holidays we will be closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays as of 1st November 2021 – 31st March 2022 (with the exception of evenings during the light trail - please see Christmas page for further details)

1st – 28th November 2021

10:00 – 16:00 (Last Admission 15:00)

29th November 2021 – 3rd January 2022
10:00 – 15:30 (Last Admission 14:30)

CLOSED Christmas Day, Boxing Day (open Boxing Day evening for light trail)

Tuesday 4th January 2022 – Thursday 3rd February 2022
CLOSED for essential maintenance

4th February 2022 – 31st March 2022
10:00 – 16:00 (Last Admission 15:00)