- March 5, 2020
- Posted by: Charlotte Rodrigues
- Category: News
This week we were very proud to host a BAME Apprenticeship Awareness event in Birmingham. We promoted awareness of how businesses can become more inclusive with their apprenticeship recruitment and focuse on targeting individuals from BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds. We were very excited to be joined by 3 guest speakers:
Isa Mutlib, Chief Executive of the BAME Alliance, who talked about:
- What’s worked for companies regarding BAME inclusion within apprenticeships
- Critical considerations when outreaching to ethnic minorities
- Marketing techniques including promoting safe places and encouraging conversations.
Zahid Nawaz, Diversity & Engagement Manager – Five Cities, who talked about:
The Government project, ‘Enhancing Ethnic Minority Participation – The 5 Cities project.’
Colin Salter, Engagement Manager, Apprenticeships in Disadvantaged Areas, who talked about:
Opportunities through apprenticeships.
Lydia Alice Baker, a PeoplePlus graduate, who hosted the event said “The morning was full of positive discussions which I hope helped promote change and provide food for thought on such a relevant and current topic.”