Magenta Living empowers tenants with work opportunities
Published by Anne Wilson for Magenta Living in Housing and also in Communities
Magenta Living is about much more than bricks and mortar – it provides added value for its tenants and the wider community.
Magenta Living works hard to encourage tenants to gain employment which has a financial impact for them, plus a huge social impact within communities.
The organisation itself employs 576 people, 496 of whom are local. Magenta Living highlights during 2013/2014 include:
- Creating 17 new apprenticeships across Building Services, Housing Management and the supply chain. A further eight apprentices will start work shortly.
- Supporting six local school careers fairs.
- Partnership working with Ingeus, creating four paid work placements for young people.
- Helping 48 young people complete pre-employment courses.
- Free training given 496 tenants in a wide range of subjects including Maths and English that will help improve their employability.
- Engaging 50 tenants at a training open day at one of our community properties.
- Referring 88 people to the ‘Working on Wirral’ programme, which has resulted in 11 Magenta Living tenants securing jobs.
- Supporting 83 enterprises to create 14 jobs via Wirral CVS’s business development project.
- Inviting every young person living in our properties to a series of Careers ‘Take-off’ events, which resulted in over 200 individuals attending.
- Working in partnership with Wirral Metropolitan College to support 181 young people from our communities through a discretionary fund that has helped them to continue their studies.
Brian Simpson, Chief Executive at Magenta Living says: “These figures demonstrate that our commitment to being socially responsible from an employment perspective is being delivered. It’s encouraging to see how much our tenants are embracing training opportunities with a view to enhancing their employability skills.”
Magenta Living plays a key role within Wirral, and will continue to maximise its impact by creating employment opportunities for the benefit of its communities.