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BAME Apprenticeship Awards - finalists in the category of ‘Learning Provider of the Year’

17 Sep 2021

The Growth Company Education and Skills are delighted to be finalists 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 of 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 a number of Equality, Diversity and Inclusive pledges, one of which ensuring ‘Black Lives Matter’ has all of which have been endorsed across the Group, and our Board. We have continued to expand our focus on these pledges and have recently appointed an Equality and Diversity Specialist who will continue to review the Growth Company’s service design and delivery, ensuring we continue to drive towards being a fully inclusive organisation.

Jon-Paul continues, "These are just some of the steps we are currently taking as a Group which demonstrate our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusivity. This award would recognise 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.”