Employment Support

Everyone is unique and we all have a different path to finding the right employment opportunity for us. Anyone can experience difficulty finding work for personal, health or family reasons, and it often feels beyond our control. Our aim is to help you take positive steps toward employment, whether that be building confidence, accessing training and qualifications or tips for job searching.
At GL11, we offer different kinds of employment support depending on your path.

The GEM Project

We are proud to be part of the Gloucestershire-wide Going the Extra Mile (GEM) Project. This unique partnership of community-based organisations provides tailored guidance for finding work, training or volunteering.
GEM is led by our expert key workers, Tristan and Lucy, who give personalised one-to-one employability support. In our friendly, trusting space, those who want support can work with Tristan and Lucy to build self-esteem and motivation, develop skills and qualifications and access training, education and work opportunities.
To join GEM, contact Tristan at tristandunlop@gl11.org.uk, 01453 548530, 07835522082 or Lucy  at lucyfarmer@gl11.org.uk, 01453 548 530, 07835522084.
For more information, visit the GEM Project website.

The GEM Project aims to engage with 1,100 people over the next three years until December 2019.

GEM is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund, and is managed by Gloucestershire Gateway Trust on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council.

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  • Use a template

    There are plenty of very easy to access and use templates on the internet. If you unsure about format, use these templates as a starting place.

  • Keep it simple

    A clear and simple font and format is the best; don’t make it complicated or too “jazzy”.

  • Update it regularly

    You really don’t want to end up sending off an out of date CV to a potential employer.

  • Be specific

    Don’t use generic CVs; if you are applying for different roles change your CV for the role you are applying for.

Employability Workshop

If you’re looking for paid employment or self-employed work you can drop in to our free Job Club, every Wednesday from 2-4pm. We can help with putting together a CV, completing an application form, interview tips and you’ll also be able to use our computer room for job searching, with no charge for anything.
Drop in to Job Club on a Wednesday afternoon. Find GL11 Community Hub.
If you’re looking for work you might also find our related services useful: find volunteering opportunities, learn new skills, boost your confidence levels, and more.

Money Advice

Sandra Day from GL Communities is on hand to help where possible with money advice.

By appointment only – 01453 505544

Brandon Trust Job Club

These sessions are run by Brandon Trust and are designed for adults with learning disabilities. Every Wednesday from 11am-1pm you can get support with putting together a CV, completing an application form, interview tips and you’ll also be able to use our computer room for job searching, with no charge for anything.
Drop in to Job Club on a Wednesday afternoon. Find GL11 Community Hub.