As part of the Engage Leeds service, GIPSIL runs Opportunity Shops across the city. As well as traditional work club services – such as access to IT, internet and email, and assistance with CVs and job applications – Opportunity Shops give people access to opportunities which could move them closer to employment, such as volunteering, work experience and apprenticeships.
We also run training courses and classes which can provide crucial experience and qualifications, such as
- First Aid
- Health and Safety
- Get Into IT
People attending Opportunity Shops also have access to GIPSIL’s Advice Service (link to relevant section on previous page), offering support around housing and benefits: we aim to ensure that people entering employment, education and training are aware of the benefits they are entitled to, so that work always pays.Download Leaflet