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Cirencester residents gain jobs after course success

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Two jobseekers have nabbed themselves a job in construction after completing the ‘Suited, Booted and Recruited’ course run by Bromford and South Gloucestershire and Stroud (SGS) College.

Following the two-week course in May, the two delighted individuals have begun jobs as part of the construction team building the new Kings Head Hotel in the Cirencester Market Place. The course, which took place at Bromford’s Cirencester office, has also seen some of the attendees securing second interviews for some of the 67 jobs available at the five-star hotel.

Over the ten-day course a team from SGS College helped the attendees gain first aid and customer service qualifications, as well as an employability skills certificate. The course featured live interview scenarios with recruiters from the Kings Head Hotel, who were wowed by the candidates and offered callbacks to many of the participants.  

Clare Bartlett, Bromford Skills and Enterprise Coach, was excited to see the course become such a success and can’t wait to organise similar opportunities. She said, “Suited, Booted and Recruited has been a fantastic course, and it was great to have so many people achieve success.  I couldn’t think of a better outcome than having each of the participants walking away with three nationally recognised qualifications, and to have two of them walking straight into jobs and many of the others called back for further interviews is a brilliant achievement for them.  

“We’re already offering the participants follow-up support to keep the momentum going as they go into the second interview or continue looking for alternative jobs. We’re also hoping our partnership with SGS College leads to even more opportunities for people in Cirencester.”

Bromford are now in the early stages of planning the next courses with South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, including introductions to security, retail and customer service, health and social care as well as the ‘license to skill’ course. Anyone interested in these opportunities, which are completely free, can book a place early by contacting Clare on 07709485557 or email

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