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.

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 We support people to develop their careers, learn skills, qualifications and independent living skills in a calm and supportive environment.

Placements include:

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Administration

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Customer Service

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Qualifications

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Food safety and hygiene

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Practical chocolate making skills

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Packing and shipping

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Propogation, planting and harvesting


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The safe use of tools

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Preparing produce for sales




Meet Oliver!

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.

'I enjoy watching the crops in the field grow, and the sense of achievement when all the products sown start to grow.'

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"A very person centred service, very highly skilled staff, super knowledge around Autism and how this impacts on the individual and their family."

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