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The May #GEMonline timetable is here and as the country starts to open up again from lockdown, so are lots of job opportunities! Now is the perfect time to make the most of the fantastic sessions from the GEM team and our wonderful partners to really improve your chances of landing your perfect role.

Once you’ve written your CV and covering letter, practised your interview technique and are feeling positive, you’ll need to think about preparing for yourself for interview day. Our session Choosing what to wear for an interview will help ladies to understand how the way you dress can convey your best values and boost your confidence by providing useful tips on what colours say about you and what items of clothing and colours work well together.

You might have been thinking during lockdown about starting your own business and being self-employed. Join Jo from Cooperative Futures in her session Working Co-operatively and discover how working co-operatively might help your business idea to come to fruition.

May sees the continuation of the important Kickstart Employer sessions taking place on Friday lunchtimes. You will have the opportunity to meet a range of organisations that are currently offering excellent employment opportunities for young people aged 16-24 through the government’s Kickstart scheme. You’ll learn about the scheme, who the organisation is, what is involved in the placement and how to apply. There will also be information on other current opportunities and a chance to ask questions. All welcome so be sure to register.  

Alongside this, we've got all our usual employability, skill and wellbeing based sessions including our Cheltenham and Gloucester Job Clubs, Job Searching Tips, CV and Cover Letter Workshop, Mock Interviews, Walking in Nature, Cookery Corner and Journaling for Positivity. 

#GEMonline May Timetable


by Susie Bradshaw


We're excited to announce a new session in our April calendar brought to you by the KickstartTeamThis is a half hour, weekly session, with the first one taking place on Friday 23rd at 12.30pm running every Friday over the next eight weeks. It gives you the opportunity to meet a range of organisations that are currently offering excellent employment opportunities for young people aged 16 - 24 through the governments Kickstart Scheme. You will learn about the scheme, who the organisation is, what is involved in the placement and how to apply. There will also be information on other current opportunities and a chance to ask questions.

There's still time to join any of our other fantastic sessions too like Be Seen, Be Heard taking place on Monday at 11am, designed to help develop greater confidence or self-esteem and overcome self consciousness, or Everything you wanted to know about numbers but were too afraid to ask or you might just want to take a moment to manage your wellbeing with yoga, a walk in nature or a lunchtime stretch 

Don't miss out on something that could help you, be that to take the next step into employment or to feel more positive and confident. Book your places today!

#GEMOnline April timetable UPDATED


by Susie Bradshaw


We're delighted to bring you another jam packed timetable for April - filled with old favourites, plus some great new sessions to take part in! 

April sees a new, six week session with Adam Be Seen Be Heard, a fantastic course for anyone who is looking to develop greater confidence and/or self-esteem, or overcome self-consciousness and develop a sense of ease in front of others.

Carole our Navigator Developer from GL11 Community Hub continues her English as a Second Language Support Group, to help all ESL learners build their confidence. 

As we start to come out of lockdown (hurrah!) it's the perfect opportunity to reflect on who you think has been courageous during these testing times (it might even be you!) and in doing so, how about joining Amanda in her textile workshop where you can make a Medal of Courage to recognise and honour those who have shown everyday courage.

Now Spring has arrived, you might be thinking about how it would be to work outdoors? Join Julie in her So you want to work outdoors session and find out more about what is available locally including rural crafts, hedge laying, stonewalling, chainsaw and tree work, wildlife surveying and ecological work. 

Alongside this, we've got all our usual employability, skill and wellbeing based sessions including our Cheltenham and Gloucester Job Clubs, Job Searching Tips, CV and Cover Letter Workshop, Mock Interviews, Cookery Corner and Journaling for Positivity. 

As always GEMonline is free, easy to access and open to everyone so please spread the word so we can support as many people as possible during this time.

Click here to access our #GEMonline timetable covering 6th to 30th April:


by Susie Bradshaw


After our bumper January and February GEMonline timetable we're delighted to bring you another jam packed timetable for March - filled with old favourites, plus six new sessions to take part in! 

Thanks to our friends at Adult Education, we are bringing you three new wellbeing sessions for March, including Yoga and Guided Meditation, Happier and Calmer: Wellbeing at Home and Calming the Mind - all part of our #wellbeingwednesdays GEMonline themed day.

As we continue to see the importance and increase of virtual work settings, we're really grateful to our Navigator Developer Daniel at GRCC for once again hosting his Using LinkedIn Effectively session, along with a new Decoding Coding session - a beginners guide to coding. 

Plus, Carole our Navigator Developer from GL11 Community Hub will be delivering a new English as a Second Language Support Group, to help all ESL learners build their confidence. 

What's more our Navigator Developers Sam from Brandon Trust and Joe from National Star College have put together a new career based session Working in the Care sector, providing the opportunity to discover the various roles available in this industry. 

Also, back by popular demand is our Creative Speech and Self Expression session starting on Thursday 4th March for three weeks. 

Alongside this, we've got all our usual employability, skill and wellbeing based sessions including our Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud and Cotswold Job Clubs, Job Searching Tips, CV and Cover Letter Workshop, Mock interviews, Cookery Corner and Journaling for Positivity. 

 

As always GEMonline is free, easy to access and open to everyone so please spread the word so we can support as many people as possible during this time.

Click here for our #GEMonline timetable covering 1st March - 2nd April 


by Nikki Davies


As promised our new bumper GEMonline timetable is here!

We all know this is a difficult and challenging time for many people and want to do everything we can to support you during this period. Therefore, we have launched our new GEMonline timetable filled with employability, skills, wellbeing and social sessions to keep you entertained whilst also supporting your mental health and employability journey.

As well as our usual workshops and activities we have a great range of new sessions for you to try from Laughter Yoga to Job Clubs.

We’ve got some new Basic Skills based sessions to help boost your confidence with our Brush up your English workshops, as well as job clubs covering Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud and Cotswold based areas.

Wellbeing is once again high on our agenda, so we’ve introduced a range of new sessions to run alongside our existing wellbeing and social activities, including a Lunchtime Stretch and Train session, Make your own Mosaic workshop, Time out on Tuesday session, Walk in Nature activity, Journaling for Positivity and our Music and Song Singalong has returned. We will also be hosting a livestreamed session on our GEM Facebook page providing an insight to our Wellbeing Workshop.

On top of this, we will also be delivering several new skill sessions including Creative Speech and Self Expression, Understanding Discrimination in the Workplace and Mental Health Awareness.

As always GEMonline is free, easy to access and open to everyone so please spread the word so we can support as many people as possible during this time.

Click here for our #GEMonline timetable covering 18th January - 26th February. 

 


by Nikki Davies


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