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Exemplar Employers Initiative

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.

Examples of opportunities organisations could provide

A range of opportunities, from one off support interventions and activities through to long term commitment of employment.

How can your organisation become a GEM Exemplar Employer?

Just three simple steps:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Spread the word across your networks and share your experience; help us to help other employers make a difference.

More than just a badge; as an Exemplar Employer you will benefit from:

  • 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

  • Exemplar Employer annual business event

Be part of a lasting legacy, leading by example.

Latest Exemplar Employers

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Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust