We are now reflecting on our first conference in a series of five throughout the country with delight, pride and true gratitude to those who came along to speak on the day, support us through sponsorship and practical help and delegates who joined us. Lord Aylesford as our Chairman hosted the event with typical generosity, […]
This year marks 25 years of the existence of the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust and there are Trustees who were at the beginning of this journey which supports more people in different ways around the country. Our Chairman The Earl of Aylesford along with Mike Swan and Ian Grindy representing GWCT and BASC respectively were founder […]
A very Happy Christmas to everyone
Date posted: February 14, 2015
At this time of year our attention turns to those who are seeking jobs and my heart goes out to many gamekeepers and their families who have been given the news that they are to be made redundant. This can be expected or completely out of the blue and always a devastating blow, particularly when there are family ties in the area, they have been employed on the estate/shoot for a long time and are at that crossroads when finding new positions becomes much more difficult.
We offer a number of services to help people get through this difficult time and I am not sure everyone is aware of this so I make no apology for repeating the message.
We provide information on redundancy, support and help throughout.
We can help with re-housing in various ways
We offer a job register which will help find people another position.
We help with c.v’s , letters and any other practical way in being proactive and finding jobs.
We offer support for young people too who are reaching that milestone in their journey and perhaps have completed an apprenticeship or leaving college.
We offer a bespoke service to employers so that we can provide relevant lists for specific positions or advertise on our sister website Rural Recruits which has an excellent record in placing good people in the right jobs.
Ruth is doing a great job going above and beyond the call of duty to make sure everyone has the best chance of finding that position and employers are given an excellent service.
We are there at any time, to give support, encouragement and practical pointers and most of all making sure people are aware of their own capabilities and skills. This can be forgotten when it seems there is no hope and few positions available particularly with accommodation and space for working dogs.
Always here to help in confidence.
A very Happy Christmas to everyone
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At this time of year our attention turns to those who are seeking jobs and my heart goes out to many gamekeepers and their families who have been given the news that they are to be made redundant. This can be expected or completely out of the blue and always a devastating blow, particularly when […]