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New learning technology platform launched to tackle apprenticeship diversity

The coronavirus pandemic and lockdown period brought economic and social inequality to the forefront of media outlets and organisations globally.

More and more organisations were talking about addressing equality, diversity and inclusion through various commitments and pledges. Some pledged money. Others pledged support for minority enterprises. Its true impact will be seen in months and years to come.

However, with the world of work changing and more and more organisations opting for a working from home life (i.e Google employees will work from home until at least summer 2021), it begs the question: how will organisations tackle equality, diversity and inclusion in the post-covid world?

Here comes The Apprenticeship Hack, a workplace learning platform that enables organisations to tackle equality, diversity and inclusion through virtual collaborative and thought-provoking activities. Each activity, or hack, has been designed to bring apprentices and their managers and colleagues together to better understand equality, diversity and inclusion and how they can practically tackle it.

The Apprenticeship Hack is the brainchild of Isa Mutlib, the CEO of the BAME Apprenticeship Alliance, who is well regarded within the apprenticeship sector for his work on apprenticeship diversity and inclusion, most notable leading The Asian Apprenticeship Awards (now known as The BAME Apprenticeship Awards) between 2016 and 2019 with leading organisations like Severn Trent and The Royal Air Force.

Isa believes that The Apprenticeship Hack has the ability bring speed to tackling equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace with it being a digital platform, and building a community of organisations that are working to bring change internally.

“We know that having a diverse workforce has both an economic and social benefit for organisations. It’s not just diversity of backgrounds, but is the diversity of thoughts, experiences and importantly, skillsets, which makes an organisation thrive.” comments, Isa Mutlib.

“Around 12 months ago, I noticed that progress within the apprenticeships sector and particularly with early talent wasn’t being made for diversity and inclusion at the rate of which it should have been. I created The Apprenticeship Hack and started delivering it in person myself in London and Birmingham, with success. However, realised that, for it to have far-reaching impact, it needed to be online and that led to it being turned into an online learning platform.”

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