Alwyn has matriculated at the Overberg High School in Caledon in 1991. After he completed his military service, he began his studies and acquired his ND: Personnel Management at the former Cape Technikon. He then started studying part-time for his degree in Human Resource Management through Unisa and obtained his accreditation with the SABPP as Chartered Practitioner. He began his career as a Training Officer for Stellenbosch Farmers Winery, was Personnel Officer at Swartland Group for four years and then he entered the agricultural environment as Human Resources Manager at agricultural companies such as Noord Boland / Boland Agri and MKB before his appointment at SSK as HR Manager on 1 April 2006. He is currently working on his degree in Business Administration through UNISA. He is also an avid cyclist and in his spare time likes to spend time in nature, loves photography and fast cars.