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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

Our priority is always to continue to support you with your journey.

Although we were initially planning to launch our new #GEMonline timetable around 18th January, after last night's news we have pulled together a small #GEMonline programme to help support you through the following week. 

Our new bumper timetable will be released week commencing 11th January week to help us all get through this next lockdown, filled with plenty of wellbeing, social and employability based sessions.

Click here for our #GEMonline timetable covering 11th January to 15th January. 

by Nikki Davies

Our final #GEMonline timetable for 2020 has been published!

December's timetable is once again full of our usual employability based workshops including our General Careers Advice session, Job Searching Tips, Drafting your Cover Letter and Transferable Skills

We have also introduced some more new activities this month including a Wild Classrooms session thanks to Stroud Valleys Project and a new Cookery Corner workshop; looking at how you can create delicious meals from cupboard essentials, with a festive twist on this month's session. 

Also, don't forget our new Decision Making and Assertiveness course which begins on Monday 30th November and will run until Monday 21st December, designed to help you explore how you can become more confident when stepping into new situations or meeting new people. 

Although we will be taking a break with GEMonline after 18th December, our timetable will be returning mid January filled with employability, skills and wellbeing based sessions to help you kickstart your 2021 GEM journey. 

Click here for our #GEMonline timetable covering 7th December to 18th December

by Nikki Davies

After the recent news about England entering another lockdown from Thursday 5th November, we were even more determined to make sure our #GEMonline timetable for November was filled with sessions to support your employability journey and just as important, your general health and wellbeing. 

Therefore, this month, not only do we have our usual workshops featuring on the timetable but have put together some new activities to ensure we can continue to provide you with help and support during this time. 

Alongside our usual Mock Interviews, Transferable Skills, Job Searching Tips and Confidence Building for Job Seekers session, we've also reintroduced our Interview Skills session, thanks to David at Your Talent Solutions, alongside a new Drafting Your Cover Letter session and reinvented CV and Cover Letter Workshop

We've also got a new Decision Making and Assertiveness course beginning on Monday 30th November to help you explore how you can become more confident when stepping into new situations or meeting new people. 

Our popular Group Wellbeing Workshop is returning, as well as a new Create Connections session on a Friday morning, evolved from our previous Creative Stressbusters session and designed to help people build friendships and support each other online by building connections and sharing stress busting techniques. 

As we move into December, we are also excited to announce that we will be holding our first ever virtual GEM Christmas Craft Fair; showcasing some of our brilliant GEMs who have set up their own businesses and will be promoting their items for you to browse. Watch this space for more details about this event coming soon. 

Click here for our #GEMonline timetable covering 9th November to 4th December

by Nikki Davies

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