Our aims and objectives, impact on the ground and how we operate within a federation of charities.
The main themes of our work and some of our most important initiatives
What we can do for the wide range of people and organisations that we work with.
Find out the latest about how we're changing places and lives.
Further your career or help us make a difference.
How to get in touch with our team
Groundwork provides an inclusive
and supportive environment for people to develop the skills and
experience necessary for employment.
We primarily tackle worklessness with young
people not in education, employment or training (NEET),
through practical courses and programmes (usually in horticulture,
countryside management, landscape construction, or art and media),
that provide them with hands-on experience and the opportunity
to gain qualifications.
We are also increasingly developing courses and provision for
unemployed adults, or adults with a range of needs.
We help increase people's chances of gaining employment through
providing work placements, literacy and numeracy qualifications,
and supporting them to explore further education, training or
employment options such as CV writing, job shops and interview
For more information, please see examples
of previous projects below, plus you can
download our Skills,
Training & Employment leaflet.
You can also find out more about our previous work helping
young people into employment in the following publication:
Paula Hinsley, Opening Opportunities
Location: Leeds Chop n Go is an enterprise run by 16-18 year olds who make and sell products from recycled and sustainably sourced wood, learning all about business in the process.
Location: Leeds Damian achieved amazing things on our Foundation Learning course, Innov8, having left school disillusioned and demotivated...
Location: Leeds A group of young people on our Foundation Learning courses helped develop the grounds of a local youth centre, putting their newly acquired skills to good use.