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.

Under Take One, we are currently offering two options:

– To take on someone for an unpaid work trial (30 hours over one week) and to give them a job interview at the end of the week

Or

– To interview this person for a job opportunity that you might have right now

If you would like to recruit a local person and help someone that has been out of work for a while, please contact Diana Sterck on 020 8944 5501 or email diana.sterck@mertonchamber.co.uk

Here is a sample of the people we are looking to help into work and who are immediately available:

 

 

R……. is looking for an apprenticeship opportunity, possibly in the creative sector but willing to try different opportunities.

 

J…. would like to work as part of a team and is particularly interested in warehousing, packing and logistics type roles.

 

R….. is good at relating to people and is really keen to use his “all things computer” skills. He has a keen sense of humour and the ability to work on his own initiative and prioritise workloads.

 

V……. would love to work full time, preferably within a 5 mile distance of her home town, Mitcham. Describing herself, V says she picks things up quickly, she’s reliable, she gets on with people, is a team player and able to prioritise what she does.
Ideally she would be looking for work in an administrative role – having a background in the charitable sector, security and policing. She has also worked as a private nanny so has experience of working with children.

 

E…. has a background in IT and in hospitality. He would like to work full time and Wimbledon would be a very suitable location for him as he lives right by a tram stop. He has good customer service skills, good knowledge of computer hardware and software and is able to analyse problems and deal with customer concerns.

 

Z….. is looking for part time work. She is very personable and is really interested in retail or customer service type roles. Her experience is in shops and working with chocolate displays, orders and customer enquiries. She is able to work on her own as well as part of a team – she is also multi-lingual –speaking fluent Croatian, English as well as low level Japanese, Russian and Italian.

 

J….is interested in full and part time work. A very personable individual who is happy to travel,  with experience in retail and hospitality as well as being into hairdressing. With a passion for delivering outstanding customer service he would be suitable for a variety of different roles.

 

D…… is currently working as a volunteer with a local solicitors and has a background in paralegal work, an area of work she is very interested in. Ideally she would like to work between 12-15 hours per week.

 

B……. is a very enthusiastic and determined person who always strives to do her best. She has undertaken a number of voluntary jobs and would be interested in an apprenticeship where she could use her digital skills – such as You Tube channels and social media platforms.

 

E…. has a degree level qualification in business management. He is currently doing volunteering but has worked previously in charity fundraising and on line marketing. He is highly motivated and is interested in working in an administrative role in marketing and any customer orientated role.

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

Position: Solicitor Apprentice (2 posts) – Ref: 5273
Borough: Merton
Grade: ME14, ME5, ME10, ME8
Area: Morden
Location: Other
Salary Range: £25,000 – £29,999, £40,000 – £44,999, £30,000 – £34,999, £15,000 – £19,999
Number of hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Apprenticeship
Closing date: 29/6/18

Please click here to view and apply for this opportunity.

Position: Teaching Assistant Apprentice – Ref: 5261
Borough: Merton
Grade: Other
Area: Morden
Location: Merton Civic Centre
Salary Range: £15,000 – £19,999
Number of hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Apprenticeship
Closing Date: 28/6/18

Please click here to view and apply for this opportunity.

Position: Premises Maintenance Apprentice – Ref: 5240
Borough: Merton
Grade: Other
Area: Morden
Location: Merton Civic Centre
Salary Range: £15,000 – £19,999
Number of hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Apprenticeship
Closing date: 28/6/18

Please click here to view and apply for this opportunity.

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

POLKA THEATRE – FUNDRAISING ASSISTANT (Full-time)

This new Fundraising Assistant position represents a unique opportunity for someone at the start of their career to play and active role in delivering a bold new vision for Polka and children’s theatre.

Application deadline: Friday 22 June 2018 at 5pm
For full information, please visit www.polkatheatre.com/jobs
Polka Theatre is an equal opportunities employer. Registered charity no. 256979.
Polka Theatre Fundraising Assistant

CARE WORKERS CHARITY – Grants Administrator (Full-time – possible Part-time)

CWC are looking for a Grants Administrator to support the grant giving programme in the efficient management of all aspects of the grant-making process.  You will be someone who thrives on using their initiative, enjoys multi-tasking in a busy environment, and has a strong eye for accuracy and detail.

Closing Date – end July 2018

Care Workers Charity GrantsAdministrator

MERTON COUNCIL – Legal Apprentice (2 posts)

Position: Legal Apprentice (2 Posts) – Ref: 5285
Borough: Merton
Grade: ME5
Area: Morden
Salary Range: £15,000 – £19,999
Number of hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Apprenticeship

Please click here to view and apply for this opportunity. Closing Date 2 July 2018 at 12pm.

 

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

 

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

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