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Next Steps – career advice for apprentices

Magenta Living in Wirral joined forces with Pop-Up Business School to provide young residents with a taster session on how to set up your own business. The session was designed to inspire and empower the people who took part. The session provided guidance to the apprentices on how to earn a li...

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Pop-up Business School in the Wirral

In the autumn Magenta Living joined forces with Pop Up Business School (PUBS) and five other North West GUAC members (Regenda Homes, Riverside, Liverpool Housing Trust, Your Housing and Forum Housing) to provide business advice to local residents. All six organisations were extremely excited about ...

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Construction apprentices turn their lives around

Four young apprentices have turned their lives around and successfully gained permanent employment in construction after showing great skill, determination and work ethic at their project on site in Flaxen Road, Chingford. Courtney, Xavier, D’arcy and Reubin have been working for construction c...

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Success is on the cards for Regenda Homes resident Sharon Cook

Business success is on the cards for Regenda resident Sharon Cook who has turned a hobby into a thriving new business. Thanks to advice and encouragement from Regenda Homes, Sharon has become self-employed making bespoke greetings cards and keepsakes. She is busy designing and printing to orde...

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Social enterprise makes communities cleaner and greener while changing lives

A not for profit social enterprise called Neighbourhood Investor Environmental Services (INES) is changing lives while making communities cleaner, greener and nicer places to live.  The multi-award winning business, part of the housing association Plus Dane Group, was set up 10 years ago in Toxtet...

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Jo’s change of tide and fortune

Jo Vane, 19, lives with his parents in an Aster Communities property near Southampton and was out of work when he first heard about Change Direction, a back to work programme. Jo’s Housing Association, Aster Communities, introduced him to the programme and funded his place. The six-week engag...

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Joe constructs a winning CV

Joe O’Neil was out of work and referred by the Job Centre to Vestia Training, where he attended a Vestia Employability Training course in January this year. Joe previously worked in a skilled manufacturing environment on temporary contracts and was seeking a more permanent contract to enable him t...

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First Impressions Matter

Can you imagine what it would be like to have a personal stylist to prepare you for your next interview? That’s exactly what happened to four lucky tenants from Tai Calon Community Housing when they took part in a new project helping people prepare for interview. Wear 2 Work is run by law fi...

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