Phoebe joined the GEM Project with a catering qualification and plenty of volunteering experience, but was really struggling to find a job due to having High-Functioning Autism.

“I was really keen to find a job, but with needing some extra support in a role found this really hard. I was getting interviews but not being offered the job.”

Ione, her Navigator Developer, supported Phoebe through interview practice and completing an employability qualification and now Phoebe is working at Hubble Bubble in Gloucester as a waitress.

“I’ve really enjoyed my whole experience on the GEM Project, the 1-1 support has been great and has helped to find me a job that I enjoy. I even get to prepare some of the food such as their Freak Shakes!”