Are you young, long-term unemployed and looking for an

opportunity to learn skills that will lead to employment?


Grow Yourself are looking for unemployed 18-25s to join their team on placement for 3- 6 months.

Work is likely to be between 1 and 3 days per week. To be suitable you will need to have a certain level

of fitness and some previous experience of working outdoors (either voluntary or paid).

As you will be working for a real business doing real work for customers, it is vital that you can offer the following commitment to us:

  • To behave in a professional manner, respecting customers at all times.

  • To turn up on time and stay the full day – usually 9am-4.30pm

  • To work diligently and carry out what is asked of you.

  • To wear appropriate clothing (all protective equipment will be provided for you).


A certain level of fitness will be required but tasks will be set that are suitable for your ability.

In return Grow Yourself will provide:

  • £10 lunch and travel expenses for the day (assuming this does not affect your benefits and receipts are provided).

  • Full on the job skills training and customer care training. Work will be varied and you will learn a range of skills but some work will be repetitive and physically demanding.m.

  • On-going support during the day - a supervisor will be on site with you at all times.

  • Support with finding a job including help with CV writing, interview skills, and providing a professional reference for you.

  • Support with writing up your work log book (which will help build your CV).

  • If continued commitment is shown, after 3 months there will be opportunities to receive funded external training qualifications e.g. in brushcutting.

  • Design, construction and maintenance of raised beds for vegetable and fruit growing.

  • Small tree/shrub pruning and planting.

  • Improving gardens to encourage more wildlife.

  • Countryside conservation work (mainly caried out in the Winter).

Hopefully the work will be varied and rewarding for you.

Grow Yourself offers a professional service specialising in garden and grounds maintenance including: