Nominations are now open for the Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards which highlights and promotes social mobility, diversity, inclusion and equity in apprenticeships.
The awards, happening for the eighth time, are organised by the Pathway Group in partnership with Pearson
The awards have been able to recognise over 1,500 apprentices from diverse backgrounds working in various sectors across the UK.
As well as celebrating the talent and diversity that exist within apprentices, the awards also recognise, employers, universities, colleges and independent training providers that support them through this process.
Safaraz Ali, founder of the awards said:
“I am absolutely thrilled with the impact the awards has had on the sector, and how they have evolved in line with a changing world, but the core purpose remains.
“Our purpose is to raise awareness of apprentices and celebrate the best of them. In doing this we hope to increase the take up of apprenticeships by people from minority communities and we encourage all employers, learning providers and apprentices to get involved.”
While diversity, inclusion and equality have by no means been fully realised in the realm of apprenticeships; developments and achievements are being made each day. These awards aim to support and augment this continual commitment to change.
The awards has several industry specific categories for both apprentices and employers, as well as a specific award for learning providers and universities. The deadline for nominations is Friday, 28 April 2023.
The Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards features the following categories which are open to both apprentices and employers:
- Accounting & Finance
- Management, Legal & Professional Services
- Health, Medical & Social Care
- Retail, Hospitality and Tourism
- Charity, Voluntary & Public Services
- Construction Services
- Engineering & Manufacturing
- Creative, Media & Marketing
- Digital & Technology
- Transport & Logistics
As well as the following awards:
- Judges’ Choice
- Intermediate Apprentice of the Year
- Small Medium Employer of the Year
- University of the Year
- Learning Provider of the Year