Asian Apprenticeship Awards 2016 – Employer Update

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Dear Colleagues

As the Head Judge and joined by my other Judges on the Panel, we would like you to look at your own organisation and others you may work with for examples of excellence.

The Judges for the Awards are:

Lindsay McCurdy: Founder & CEO of Apprenticeships4england | Ambassador European Alliance of Apprenticeships

Nazir Afzal OBE: Chief Executive Officer for Association of Police & Crime Commissioners | Former Chief Crown Prosecutor of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) | Pro Chancellor of Brunel University

Henry Joseph-Grant: Mentor at Seedcamp & Pi Labs | Found Peace Tech & Angel Investor | Tech Start Up Advisor (ex Just Eat, Virgin, Gett)

Sheikh Bilal: Co-Chairman and Partner at Dome Advisory | Senior Adviser to the Co-Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Islamic Finance | Member of the Advisory Board of the Middle East Association as Special Adviser to the Chairman and CEO

Sarosh ZaiwallaLivery Man of the Worshipful Company of World Traders | Member of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC, Paris | Founder & Senior Partner at Zaiwalla & Co Solicitors

Shazia Awan: Boutique PR Agency | Former Tory Parliamentary candidate | British Library Ambassador

The awards categories list is below along with a Sponsorship Form. A Nomination Form is also available if you would like to nominate an Apprentice.

Asian Apprentice Awards Sponsor Pack

Asian Apprenticeship Awards Nomination Categories

Nomination Form – The Asian Apprenticeship Awards 2016

As a valued employer, you would be aware that apprenticeships deliver not only for individuals but for businesses and the economy. More than two million apprenticeships have already been undertaken and the government is aiming for another three million starts by 2020. A number of government targets have been set to improve the labour market chances for all, including increasing the proportion of apprenticeships taken up by young people from BME backgrounds by 20% and increasing BME employment by 20% by 2020. It’s the ambition of all in the apprenticeship arena that it will become the norm for young people to choose between an apprenticeship or university on an equal basis, and with the expansion of higher and degree apprenticeships there is more opportunity than ever before.

The awards evening will be held on 10th November 2016 in Birmingham City Centre. Until then we hope you consider nominating someone you believe is adding value to the BME Asian community through apprenticeships. Attached is a nomination form and information about the different categories for nomination and the awards night. You can nominate yourself as an employer, a training provider which has helped with the training of an apprentice(s), a school which helps students progress into apprenticeships, and/or a striving apprentice. The deadline for nominations is 15th August 2016.

The Awards are on the 10th of November  in Birmingham

GUESTS and VIPS and staff plus 24 shortlisted apprentices

Event Hosts – Suzi Mann (BBC) & Ninder Johal

Event Entertainment – Eternal Taal, plus a comedian -Patrick Monahan

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