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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Our customers celebrate being Equipped 2 Succeed

19 January 2016

Customers from St Anns in Nottingham celebrated the completion of the Equipped 2 Succeed 12-week programme which was designed to build confidence and develop employability skills. Beverley Burton and facilitators from the Second Chance Learning...

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Metropolitan announces £60,000 investment in digital inclusion and IT training

13 October 2015

Metropolitan is launching a new £60,000 computer training scheme to help its residents get online. The scheme has been introduced to promote digital inclusion by supporting people to develop computer literacy and secure internet access...

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National Apprenticeship Week 2015: Metropolitan apprentices share their experiences

11 March 2015

National Apprenticeship Week (9-13 March) celebrates apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. Housing associations have a key role to play in helping residents get in to work,...

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Government Minister meets young Nottingham volunteers

6 June 2014

Government Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd has met with young Metropolitan residents in Nottingham who are volunteering as youth workers in their community. The meeting took place yesterday during Volunteers’ Week 2014, an annual...

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“Business Incubator” to support local entrepreneurs officially launched

25 April 2014

The Metropolitan Business Incubator providing small business start-ups in Lambeth with the space and opportunity to grow has been formally opened by local MP Chuka Umunna. The incubator, a multi-purpose office space at Poynders Parade...

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New £3million programme to tackle inequality in education

12 March 2014

Metropolitan customers are to benefit from a £3million programme announced this week by the Young Foundation. It was announced today around three million pounds will go into the Young Foundation’s new project to support social...

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Young Lambeth residents ‘upcycle’ to fashion success

17 September 2013

Young people celebrated in style recently having completed a unique opportunity to work alongside fashion designer Juliana Sissons, at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). They learnt about ‘upcycling’ and the processes involved in creating...

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Young people in Cambridge flying high after airport visit

21 August 2013

Young people from Jack Warren Green and Discovery Way made the most of a unique opportunity, organised by Metropolitan, to visit Cambridge Airport and enjoy a flight above their hometown. Most of the seven young...

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