Making a referral
To refer a client to the Job Gym please call our central booking line 0333 220 6645 between 08.30 am and 5.00 pm Monday to Friday. We will take minimal details and then call your client to make arrangements for them to attend our next open day.
Sector Based Work Academies
A large proportion of our provision is now delivered as a Sector Based Work Academies for named employers. This includes guaranteed interviews for known job vacancies. Visit our vacancies pages for the latest employer briefs and our current opportunities pages for opportunity numbers and open days.
Job Gym Open Days
When - Weekly in each Job Gym centre.
Idea - To invite larger numbers of learners in, assessing and booking them onto the appropriate courses. Start dates for courses will be the week following the assessment day.
Reason - This is to cut down on the waiting list and offer learners a more fast tracked approach for certain learners.
Fast tracked - Learners on their last day of work skills will be booked straight onto their next course or Skills Booster programme.
Individual action plan - at the open day the learners will have a one to one interview with a job coach before agreeing their individual action plan.
Further Support - A large number of learners are regularly identified as requiring further support in maths or English. This support will be provided prior to them going onto work skills. It appears a lot of learners are lacking IT skills which we feel is vital in supporting them when conducting job search/on-line applications, and employer feedback is telling us IT skills are essential. We have increased the number of IT opportunities for the Job Gym learners up to ECDL level 2.
We also work with National Careers Service and Money Management to remove any further barriers to employment.
"Thanks to the Job Gym, I was already one step ahead of everyone else when I started work."
Emil Safarloo, now working at Vitality Health