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Chloe gets back to work with an apprenticeship

6 March 2018

After a long spell in hospital, Chloe returned home to discover that her then-employer could not afford to extend her short-term contract. Undaunted, the former telemarketer used her experience to get on an apprenticeship programme...

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Siddika takes new direction with a graduate apprenticeship

5 March 2018

After earning her degree in marketing and communications, Siddika, 22, was looking to set out on a different career path, but worried that she didn’t have the right experience. Then she found out about graduate...

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Gender Pay Report for 2017

2 March 2018

As an organisation in the social housing sector we seek to have equality, diversity and inclusion at our heart. We are  required to report our Gender Pay Gap, the difference in average earnings for male...

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Damien’s burning business idea

28 February 2018

A mishap on a Gambian beach sparked Metropolitan resident Damien Paul’s skincare enterprise It was a nap on the beach and a burnt nose that inspired Damien Paul to create his own organic skincare products....

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Just the job

21 February 2018

Unemployed mum Kristina Chedzey found her confidence and a new job at Metropolitan’s Clapham Park employment club. Kristina Chedzey’s confidence had slumped. A single parent of a young daughter with complicated medical needs, she had...

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Making of a manager

24 January 2018

Metropolitan’s 18-month management training programme has given Chanelle Rowe the skills and self-belief to step up There is no stopping Chanelle Rowe this year, now she has a new qualification to back her ambition. The...

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Metropolitan and Thames Valley Housing announce partnership talks

16 January 2018

The Boards of Metropolitan and Thames Valley Housing are today announcing the start of formal talks to form a partnership. They will now move forward with their discussions – which will include consultation with funders,...

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Caring teams show Christmas spirit

20 December 2017

Metropolitan has hosted a Christmas party to remember for some of its communities’ most vulnerable members. Metropolitan care and support colleagues brought the Christmas spirit to life when they joined forces to lay on a...

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Development plan pays off for PA

19 December 2017

He was a personal assistant eight months ago; now Andrew Gatehouse is waiting to send in the diggers on his first development project – thanks to Metropolitan’s commitment to developing its colleagues. Some want cufflinks...

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Luke cooks up a winning business idea

18 December 2017

Brixton resident Luke Cooke won a Dragons’ Den-style competition organised by Metropolitan, earning himself £2,000 to get his catering business off the ground. Luke triumphed with his business plan for ‘Cooke’s Family Kitchen’ which serves...

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