BAME Apprenticeship Awards

  • Monday, September 20, 2021
  • Posted By The Growth Company

The Growth Company Education and Skills are delighted to have been shortlisted in the category of ‘Learning Provider of the Year’ at the BAME Apprenticeship Awards 2021. We are looking forward to attending the prestigious event on Thursday 30th September in Birmingham. 

The BAME Apprenticeship Awards aim to showcase the range of talent and hard work within the BAME communities which is made possible with the contribution of employers and learning providers who share these beliefs. As a Training Provider, we work within schools and BAME communities to deliver talks to parents to change perceptions on what an apprenticeship is and what opportunities they can provide. We work closely with a local high school for girls to encourage young women from BAME backgrounds to study engineering. The school is passionate about raising the aspirations of their students within the fields of science, technology, engineering and manufacturing (STEM).

We have over 30 years experience in delivering high-quality apprenticeships across Greater Manchester and beyond; our success and achievement are testament to our commitment to teaching and learning excellence. 

Jon-Paul Rimington, Managing Director, “As a Group we have committed to ten Equality, Diversity and Inclusive pledges, one of which ensuring ‘Black Lives Matter’, which has been endorsed across the Group, including our Growth Company Board. This has been supported by the appointment of an Equality and Diversity Specialist who will undertake a review of the Growth Company’s service design and delivery ensuring we are a fully inclusive organisation.

Jon-Paul continues, “These are just some of the steps we are taking as a Group which demonstrate our eagerness to win this award and continue our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusivity. This award will allow us to demonstrate our commitment to providing opportunities for all and highlight our achievements in supporting all apprentices. We understand the power of the award, not only in encouraging people from all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds to achieve their goals but also to employers looking to recruit apprentices from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds.”