Employability and Enterprise

Grow into Work:

The Grow into Work programme offers 4 weeks of work experience (3 DAYS A WEEK) alongside 6 sessions of 1:1 Employability support. Work experience is undertaken within one of the departments at The Alnwick Garden following an initial meeting to discuss how the scheme will best support you.

The scheme’s Employability support will focus on:

  • Job Searching Skills
  • Application Skills
  • Cover Letters
  • CV Building
  • Interview Preparation
  • Interview Skills

In addition to the above, The Alnwick Garden will reimburse travel costs and track participants for the following three months to offer assistance wherever possible, to assist with beneficiaries progression into employment, education or training.

Refreshments either provided or reimbursed along with travel paid.

Horticulture for Health:

Horticulture for Health will take place over 6 sessions (1 day per week over 6 weeks) to focus on the individuals wellbeing and mental health by carrying our a range of gardening tasks, combined with mini-teach horticulture lessons and guidance to develop their own small scale garden project.

Refreshments either provided or reimbursed along with travel paid.

Seeds for Success:

6 days of information, advise and guidance for starting your own small business. Sessions on Finance, Marketing, Business Development, USP, Web/Social, Costs and Market Research.

If you have a craft, hobby or skill that you feel could be turned into a small enterprise, please feel free to get in-touch to discuss how we may assist and the dates of the next programme.


For further information, please contact Alastair:

Alastair.Wathey@alnwickgarden.com  /  07443 177625