TAKE ONE – local people looking for local jobs right now! 

When we launched our Take One initiative back in 2013, we were asking employers to help young people take up an apprenticeship or find a job. With your help over 100 young people went into apprenticeships. Over the past 4 years we have widened Take One to also include adults as part of our partnership work with local work preparation organisations.

If you have a vacancy you would like us to share please email us at info@mertonchamber.co.uk


South London Partnership

The South London Partnership is a sub-regional collaboration of five London boroughs: Croydon, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Richmond upon Thames and Sutton.

Working together and with partners in and beyond our area, SLP champions and seeks to build on the many strengths of South London.

They are ambitious for our future – for the opportunities it can offer people and businesses and for the contribution we can make to London and the whole of the UK.

Building on many years of collaborative working, SLP focuses on issues where working together can add value to what individual boroughs could achieve on their own.

Securing the skills to support residents into sustainable employment and to support the growth aspirations of existing and future businesses in South London is a key priority for SLP

Take a look here at the South London Partnerships website which includes the new “Skills for South Londoners” Strategy here

London Borough of Merton – Apprenticeship

Position: CHAS (Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme) Customer Service Apprentice – Ref: 5402
Borough: Merton
Grade: Other
Area: Morden
Location: Merton Civic Centre
Salary Range: £15,000 – £19,999
Number of hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Please click here to view and apply for this opportunity.

Closing date: 12 November 2018


Please let us know if you have any Apprenticeship opportunities available.  Email info@mertonchamber.co.uk with the details
















For help and more information from Merton Chamber about possible Apprenticehip opportunities in the borough please contact us on 020 8944 5501 or info@mertonchamber.co.uk


Team Members at Kababji Wimbledon

Experience not necessary
Training will take place from 7th January 2019 – but interviews will need to take place beforehand
Salaries start from: £8.10

Full and part time vacancies available.

Please click here to view and apply for this opportunity: KBJ CREW JD


For help and more information from Merton Chamber about possible job opportunities in the borough please contact us on 020 8944 5501 or info@mertonchamber.co.uk





Sustainable Merton Trustee:  Give something back and become a trustee. As part of our Merton Giving initiative we are encouraging local business people to get involved in local charities by becoming a trustee. If you are passionate about something and also want to develop your CV it can be a perfect combination. A local charity called Sustainable Merton – made up of lots of people who are passionate about the local environment – from plastic waste, to better air quality, sustainable energy and food production and food waste is currently looking for new trustees. If you are interested email info@sustainablemerton.org. They are looking for CVs to be in by 5th October and will have a group meeting on 15th October in South Wimbledon. All the meetings are in the evening so it won’t interfere with the day job! It’s fun, rewarding and all for a good cause! #mertongiving



Sustainable Merton Trustee Ad – Sept 2018 (1)

Sustainable Merton Trustee Job Description – Sept 2018

For help and more information from Merton Chamber about possible volunteering opportunities in the borough please contact us on 020 8944 5501 or info@mertonchamber.co.uk

“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