Park House Barns provides training and placements for young adults in the heart of the North Yorkshire countryside.
The enterprise has been designed to offer a variety of roles for different levels of ability, from crafting, decorating and packaging chocolate, working outdoors in our horticulture centre to administration and customer service.
For anyone that is unsure of what they want to do, this offers a valuable taster into different areas of work, with the chance to work to qualifications and learn new skills.
Our key objective is to secure employment for trainees either within the enterprise or within the local business community. Each person has a personalised pathway that includes working towards their chosen qualifications.
We support people to develop their careers, learn skills, qualifications and independent living skills in a calm and supportive environment.
Food safety and hygiene
Practical chocolate making skills
Packing and shipping
Propogation, planting and harvesting
The safe use of tools
Preparing produce for sales
Oliver graduated with a degree in creative writing and performance acting from York College. After difficulty finding paid work, his mum suggested he volunteered at Park House Barns. Within the same year Oliver was offered a role as Assistant Horticulturalist. Since 2016 Oliver has been developing his skills and increasing in confidence, and is now enjoying his promotion as Lead Horticulturalist.