From education to employment


THE name is changed but the aim remains the same.

That is to promote and showcase the best in apprentices and the people that employ them and to encourage people from minority communities to consider this brilliant ‘earn as you learn’ way into work.

Over the past six years, Pathway Group has been celebrating the talent and diversity in apprenticeships and is proud to announce the launch of The Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards, in partnership with Pearson; recognising Multicultural British Apprentices, their employers and learning providers.

Originally, the Asian Apprenticeship Awards and then the BAME Apprenticeship Awards, the transformation to the Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards is intended to make the event more inclusive to the diversity of people from minority ethnic backgrounds.

The launch at the London offices of headline sponsor VP Pearson, in the Strand, on Thursday, June 16, will be an opportunity to network with sponsors, partners, and winning apprentices, employers and learning providers.

Safaraz Ali, chief executive of the Pathway Group and founder of the awards, along with Claire Riddle from VP Pearson, will make short presentations and there will also be a chance to hear from the 2021 apprentice of the year.

“The awards go from strength to strength, and we continue to evolve to best meet our objectives that are as important as ever,” said Safaraz Ali.

There will also be some exciting news about the BAME Apprentice Network and the BAME Apprentice Alliance.

Anyone wishing to attend the launch should visit

People are encouraged to nominate apprentices and employers for the 2022 awards by visiting But time is running out as applications close on June 30.

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