Employment... it's for everyone

We welcome your interest and support in our important work in Perthshire – please enjoy looking through our website and get in touch to discuss your requirements, for catering an event, visiting our shops, volunteering, or referring a new jobseeker…



CheckIn Works and its subsidiary community interest company, Giraffe Trading together are Perthshire’s most innovative work-focused, employability partnership helping those experiencing long term and enduring disabilities, receive vocational training, work experience and lifeskills support.



Jobseekers and volunteers enjoy a warm and friendly family-like atmosphere and can also access a range of other inclusion, quality of life and social activities including art groups, healthy living sessions, cinema, social trips and BBQs.
We are local, social & good!



We encourage all our jobseekers and volunteers to consolidate their work skills and training by gaining accredited qualifications and we offer courses that are relevant to a wide range of future employment opportunities. We offer food hygiene, customer service, first aid, cooking skills and horticulture.

Together, CheckIn and Giraffe operate six social enterprise venues in Perth, supported by a team of volunteers offering different training and work development streams. There are two city centre cafes, an outside catering and food production kitchen, lunch club and two garden centres and a wholesale plant nursery creating a wide range of work opportunities, supported by employability sessions and job clubs.

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Growing Workshops @ Ladeside Centre
Sep 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Growing Workshops @ Ladeside Centre | Perth | Scotland | United Kingdom

Come along to our new monthly workshops – first Saturday of the month.

10.30am to 11.30am here at the Ladeside. £5 per person (includes tea/coffee & traybake)

Our workshops will give you an insight into plants available, planting ideas, preperation, planting and initial aftercare and maintenance.

This is a great opportunity to participate in planting an area/container with expert guidance and help.

April 2nd    The vegetable plot
May 7th   Getting ready for summer
June 4th    Roses and irises
July 2nd    Bees, grasses and meadow plants
Aug 6th    Scottish wildflowers and trees
Sept 3rd    Autumn and winter colour
Oct 1st    Winter tasks