Employability Services

The Alnwick Garden Employability Programme offers three opportunities to enable participants to grow into employment.

Grow into Work:

A 4-6 week work experience programme to include Employability training, boosting participants skills and confidence, moving them closer to the job market. Positions are available in a variety of departments within the garden, local businesses and organisations – candidates will be best matched to gain further experience and build new skills.

Training will focus on the following topics:

  • 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.


Employability Workshops:

An intensive 1:1 Information, Advice and Guidance session to enhance your job searching and next steps into employment.

Workshops will focus on:

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

Seeds for Success:

Assistance to help fledgling businesses to develop. Information, Advice and Guidance for Marketing, Cash Flow, Product Development, Online selling, Funding and Start up Grants.

Contact us to enquire how we may be of assistance.


For further information, please contact Alastair:

Alastair.Wathey@alnwickgarden.com  /  07443 177625

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)