Skills & Employment

The Churn's Skills and Employment service supports local unemployed people back into work. We provide individual advice and encouragement to help people get the skills they need and find the confidence to progress.

How do I get involved?

Just call in and see us! Or you could be referred by the Jobcentre.

A conversation with our Skills and Employment Worker will establish what sort of help you need to get the opportunity you would like to get into work or regular volunteering. We back this up with access to skills- enhancing courses, work or volunteering experience with our community partners, and advice on getting that interview.

Going the Extra Mile (GEM)

The Churn Project is very proud to be a partner in the Gloucestershire GEM Project

The GEM Project aims to engage with and support individuals in Gloucestershire who are currently dealing with circumstances creating barriers to them finding work. It aims to move them closer toward education, training, volunteering or work (including self-employment).

This programme is a unique partnership of community-based organisations, managed by Gloucestershire Gateway Trust on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council.

The GEM Project is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund

Work Club

We have a great team to help you gain confidence and support you to get that job.

Fridays 9.30am - 12.30pm

Our Work Club has a suite of ten laptops where you can access job opportunities online. We can help with:

- CV writing

- Application forms

- Online job-search

- Interview technique

- Links with local employers

The service is confidential and free to access – all in a welcoming environment over a cup of tea or coffee. We offer a listening ear and the belief that you can get that job.

For further information please contact Amanda Griffiths

Call: 01285 380038

Email: amanda@thechurn.org.uk

“Work Club got me the job, didn't it? I'm grateful to the Churn for all the support I received, it has opened up opportunities for me.”

Former Work Club member