Gloucester Services is a great place to work (not least because of the great food) so it’s no surprise they can receive over 100 job applications every month. Some applicants have no prior experience in catering, retail or customer service, whilst others may need a little more support around CV writing, interview skills and communication.
In January, GGT funded a three day ‘Bridging the Gap’ course with Charlton HR to help potential applicants to work on these skills, and guaranteed an interview for anyone successfully completing the course.
Six people completed part in the course and went on to be interviewed, three of which had developed their skills so well that they were ready for employment and were each offered jobs at Gloucester Services.
Participant Brian described his experience of the course: "Inspiring, motivational and worthwhile. Stand out service station and never been more excited to join a new company and the views are stunning… people doing the course were great too.”
Fellow participant Katie said her highlights of the course: “[the course] made me more confident, meeting the staff, visiting the site. Really excited about the new job, can’t wait.”
Jason Dunsford, Head of Employment and Skills for GGT said: “We’re proud that people really got involved and completed the course, which will have helped them all to move closer to employment, but of course delighted that three of them now have paid jobs with a great employer as a direct result of Bridging the Gap.”
The course is open to anyone who is interested in applying for a job at Gloucester Services but feel they need some pre-employment training.
The next course will be held on 5th-7th March 2019 at The Phoenix Centre, Matson. See the attached flyer for details as to how you can find out more.