ONE of the many benefits of apprenticeships is the ability to keep progressing.
This has proved to be the case for Lubna Suleman who after completing a level three apprenticeship in Digital Marketing is now embarking upon a level four in Interactive Design and Development.
It has also earned her a full time job with Birmingham based Creative Alliance and the accolade as winner of the Creative and Digital Category at the Asian Apprenticeship Awards.
She took the award at the end of a gala evening to celebrate the very best of apprentices from the British Asian community.
The awards have been established to encourage more young British Asians to take up apprenticeships. Apprentices are vital to future economic prosperity but there is an under representation of Asians taking up apprenticeships and this needs to change.
In order to inspire others the Asian Apprenticeship Awards showcase the very best apprentices from this community.
Outside of work Lubna volunteers for As Siraat and Al Hikma for which her team has raised £3,500 for Syrian and Palestinian refugees.
She has also been accepted on a training programme to become a Board member of an arts organisation.
Her employer says that her skills and confidence have grown and she is a valuable asset to the business.
Safaraz Ali of The Pathway Group and founder of the Asian Apprenticeship Awards believes that it is important to recognise that apprenticeships enable people to grow as individuals as well as professionally.
“Lubna demonstrates how an apprenticeship enables people to progress in their work and as individuals,” said Safaraz Ali.