This week we welcomed our biggest group ever onto our ‘Bridging the Gap’ pre-employment skills course at Gloucester Services. Many of the 11 people that took part came to the course through the GEM Project.
“The course was really good, it gave you an opportunity to practise answers, questions and helped with introducing yourself, it helped with my confidence.”
Starting on Monday at The Phoenix Centre in Matson, the group spent time building each other’s confidence by identifying individual skills and bringing out their personalities in preparation for a real interview at Gloucester Services on Wednesday.
The group also had the opportunity to try out some of the jobs available at Gloucester Services to see what they were like and which roles they enjoyed the most.
“It was a great environment, shame it wasn’t longer!”
Executive Chef and team manager Crystal from Gloucester Services along with fellow manager Tom got involved in the group interview at the end of the course and were really impressed. Crystal said: “They were an invigorating group, they all showed a depth of knowledge of the company that was a breath of fresh air”.
Tom said of the participants: “An enthusiastic passionate and knowledgeable group, I thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone and being a part of the process.”
“All the skills I learnt and information were all really useful for the future.”
This Bridging the Gap course was run with the help of HR People Support, and is the seventh course of it’s kind that GGT have offered alongside our colleagues at Gloucester Services.
Gloucester Services was created to offer sustainable jobs and income to local people, but recognised that for some, traditional recruitment processes can be a barrier, and so Bridging the Gap was created. To hear about future courses, follow GGT on Twitter or Facebook.