The Guernsey Employment Trust creates employment opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged people. We help disabled job seekers to find and retain paid employment in the local labour market.
What’s in it for employers?
There are no costs or fees for recruitment or any advice received regarding employment issues relating to disabled employees. You will be able to access untapped labour resources within Guernsey and you will be able to enhance diversity within your workplace.
By adopting good practice you will be compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act/Equality Act (for UK companies) and you will be demonstrating your commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) agendas. You can be one step ahead of the forthcoming disability legislation to be introduced in Guernsey and you can provide job opportunities for the local community.
You will receive a friendly, professional and flexible range of support that can benefit both your organisation and your employees.Information sheet
We aim to provide access to sustainable employment opportunities in a diverse range of sectors.
If you would like to offer employment opportunities, get in touch with us.Get in touch
What can employers do?
Employers can provide employment opportunities, work experience placements or job tasters for disabled job seekers. Employers can encourage applications from disabled people and submit job vacancies to disability organisations such as Guernsey Employment Trust.
Employers can be proactive and participate in mock interviews and give feedback on job interviews, job applications and job seeker’s CV’s. Employers can recognise the potential business case for employing a disabled person and can adopt policies and procedures that demonstrate good practice.
Employers can show flexibility and willingness at all stages of the recruitment and selection process and have a positive attitude to retention and redeployment matters relating to disabled people. Employers can make reasonable adjustments for job seekers and employees.
We believe Guernsey has a society that encourages and supports disabled people and those with health issues to get employment.
“It’s been fantastic working with GET to support their colleagues by offering workplace experience. Our key aim was to help the participants develop their life skills by working alongside our branch teams. We put in place individual responsibilities and agreed accountabilities together with spending time on creating a CV and building confidence by practicing interview techniques. Our team have learnt so much from the initiative, we now have a better understanding of how to create an environment that can truly support our commitment to be an inclusive employer and assist job seekers towards securing rewarding careers.”
Business Manager for John Rankin, Head of Islands Risk
Islands Risk | Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets plc