For most businesses people are your most important asset – they look after your customers, they bring in new business and they are the face of your business.

Our Take One service, launched in 2013, is our business service encouraging you to take advantage of the links and introductions we can make for you to the range of recruitment and training businesses in Merton who can help you take on a new member of your team, either as an apprentice, work experience, paid intern or volunteer.


Take One has…

  • Engaged over 300 Merton businesses through presentations and discussions about Apprenticeships, securing a commitment to finding out more
  • Provided over 130 businesses with capacity building and one to one support to engage in Apprenticeships
  • Secured 150 new Apprenticeship opportunities for Merton
  • Ran promotional campaigns, events and workshops to promote benefits of Apprenticeships to Merton businesses
  • Developed a national, on line training resource through a toolkit for apprenticeship providers  – recognising the success and good practice of Take One

Apprentice Registrar

Based in Sutton, Surrey. Learn all aspects of office administration.  Paying between £9000 and £12000 per year.

Please click here for more details and click apply now if interested.

Moat Housing – Plastering Apprenticeship

JOB TITLE:              Apprentice EWI installer/ General Building    

Role and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities must be undertaken to comply with the company’s policies and procedures.

  1. To comply with all instruction and training programmes as required by the company.
  2. You will undertake a work-based learning course requiring attendance at College. It is a condition of the Apprenticeship Scheme that you achieve the targets set out in your training plan
  3. To attend college on a regular basis as required for the purpose of training in line with the Apprentice Agreement for craft apprentices
  4. To assist and work along with trained and competent crafts persons in carrying out EWI and general building work as part of an ongoing training programme

JOB DESCRIPTION Plastering Apprenticeship – click for full job description.

Contact or Jo Etchart at



Homestart are looking for trustees to help guide and contribute leadership and direction so their staff can manage the day to day operations and the home-visiting volunteers can get on with the job of supporting families.

Please contact them for more information or an informal chat about being a trustee.

T: 020 8646 6044 E:


Wimbledon Society – Chair


The WS is a civic society and charity whose remit is the Wimbledon area and is a company limited by guarantee. It has three main activities:-

  1. overseeing from a civic point of view all planning matters e.g. applications, policies and strategy,
  2. running a Museum
  3. organising events e.g. walks on Wimbledon Common, lectures and visits to places of interest.

In addition there is a quarterly Newsletter for members of whom there are approximately 960 with a reach of ca 1250 people.

We are seeking a volunteer who lives in or near Wimbledon and is an experienced chairperson; a team player able to run a friendly and knowledgeable committee.

Candidates should have an interest in civic matters.

There are six pre-booked Board meetings per year and the time commitment is about 20 hours per month.

The present Chairman is wishes to relinquish the role at the next AGM in May 2017. It is envisaged the successful candidate will assume the position of Deputy Chairman and take over as Chairman at that time.

Please contact: John Mays on 07850 69 77 23 or email

For help and more information from Merton Chamber about possible volunteering opportunities in the borough please call us on 020 8944 5501 or contact Raymond Kinsella

For help and more information from Merton Chamber about possible job opportunities in the borough please call us on 020 8944 5501 or contact

“Lorraine McReight has been a full-time, self-employed therapist since 1995, and was saddened by the number of competent therapists she had met over the years who had been unable to make a living from their passion in hypnotherapy. So, she decided to set up a small business, London Hypnotherapy, running interactive classes with therapists who wanted to become full-time, successful practitioners. Her practice soon grew and expanded, which was great. However, Lorraine found herself swamped with all the admin involved, and it soon became clear that she needed some administrative support.

This is where Merton Chamber’s Take One’s Service came in. Lorraine approached Linda King, the Take One Manager, at a Chamber networking event, and they talked about how she could go about recruiting someone. Linda helped with advertising the job description, and put forward a suitable candidate called Abby Robb who had the right skillset and matched the job description. Lorraine interviewed Abby and decided to appoint her for 10 hours a week in the first instance. Lorraine says ‘it is likely the hours will increase as the business grows’.”

Lorraine McReight

London Hypnotherapy Academy

“I spoke to Linda at the Chamber and she gave me advice about taking on an apprentice. I was interested at the time in taking on a young person and offering them the opportunity to gain experience within the recruitment industry. Rhian has been with us since July 2015, and she’s grown a huge amount and has recently won the Capital Training Group Apprentice of the Year. She has been a great addition to the business, providing a different viewpoint and a fresh approach to tasks. She has grasped the recruitment process and has made several placements contributing to our annual turnover. I would recommend that any business, regardless of their size or turnover, should seriously consider the benefit and reward that taking on an apprentice can provide.” Julie Rose

Rhodium Consulting

Inspired to Take One?

 In the first instance, call our business advisers on 020 8944 5501

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