Exemplar Employers Initiative - GEM

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Cirencester Town Council are delighted to have been recognised as an exemplar employer by GEM.

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.

“Cirencester Town Council have shown great support to GEM participants, offering opportunities to volunteer that have led to a full-time employed role for one participant. The volunteering roles covered events, stewarding, community work and customer service - allowing participants to develop their skills and greatly increase their confidence. One participant also worked within the gallery alongside The Churn Project and helped him to gain confidence in his personal presentation. Another participant has since been employed by Cirencester Town Council as their first female Groundsperson.” GEM

Find out more about GEM and the Exemplar Employers Scheme here.