A GEM Exemplar Employer is an organisation that believes every person should have an opportunity to engage in meaningful work.
An Exemplar Employer goes the extra mile by providing an opportunity or opportunities for people who are finding it difficult to enter or re-enter the world of work.
The GEM Exemplar Employer accolade recognises an employer’s commitment to the value of providing effective and constructive opportunities, which enhance employability and life skills, as well as creating a positive impact on the community.
A range of opportunities, from one off support interventions and activities through to long term commitment of employment.
Just three simple steps:
Arrange to meet with one of our Opportunity Hunters. They will work with you to consider the types of opportunities you may wish to offer, as well as advising on any financial and physical support that could be available to your business.
We will publicise your opportunity throughout our network and will work with you to match the needs of your business with the right individual. The GEM team will ensure that you are fully supported, to make the opportunity offered to the individual a success.
Exemplar Employer certificate awarded when an individual has been given an opportunity
Your company logo and website link promoted on the GEM website
Testimonials and good news stories actively promoted on GEM’s website / newsletter and in the local press
Exemplar Employer logo provided for use on your website and communication materials
Best practice shared among Exemplar Employers and best practice ‘toolkit’ developed
Since working with the GEM Project, Specsavers in Cheltenham have employed four GEM individuals.
They are known in the store as the "fab four" with three GEM's working in the lab helping with quality control and the fourth supporting the administration team.
Since working with the GEM Project, Specsavers in Cheltenham have employed four GEM individuals. They are known in the store as the "fab four" with three GEM's working in the lab helping with quality control and the fourth supporting the administration team.