Winner 2016 : ELDS Blackburn

18th November 2016
A GROUP that works with young deaf people to help them gain apprenticeships has had its work recognised. The East Lancashire Deaf Society won the Employer award in the Charity, Voluntary Organisations and Public Services category at the first ever Asian Apprenticeship Awards. It offers a range of

Winner 2016 : Barclays PLC

18th November 2016
BARCLAYS Plc is one of the biggest names in global banking. It is also committed to employing apprentices and so proving that they have a big role to play in training the next generation of financial services employees. Four years ago Barclays had just 12 apprentices across the country and now it

Winner 2016 : Alisha Tariq

18th November 2016
ALISHA Tariq is a young British Asian woman who always wanted to work with young children. She found that the best way into a career working with and helping children was through an apprenticeship. Starting at level two she is now working towards her level three with Gordon Franks Training in

Our Keynote Speaker – Moe Nawaz

26th October 2016
A MAN who serves as a mentor to FTSE Top 100 companies will be sharing some of the secrets of success at the first ever Asian Apprenticeship Awards. Moe Nawaz will be the keynote speaker at the first awards to be staged at a gala evening at the Holiday Inn in Birmingham on Thursday, November 10.

Our Guest Speaker – Rami Ranger CBE

26th October 2016
STARTING with £2 and an old type writer in a shed back in 1987, Dr Rami Ranger CBE has a truly remarkable and inspiration story to tell. He now heads a business empire with an annual turnover of in excess of £200 million and operating in 130 countries. It is a remarkable story of a man whose

Sally Eaves Interview

25th October 2016
SALLY Eaves is a walking illustration of the truism that if you need something doing then find a busy person to do it. It is a passion for helping young people better their lives that is a motivator behind her decision to accept an offer to be a judge for the Asian Apprenticeship Awards. Her work

From Judging Day – Sheikh Bilal Khan

18th October 2016
INTERNATIONAL corporate lawyer Sheikh Bilal Khan has taken time from a busy life promoting the City of London and British business to be a judge at the Asian Apprenticeship Awards. His other work includes being an adviser to an All Party Parliamentary Group and a Board member of the Middle East

From Judging Day – Shazir Awan

18th October 2016
THE importance of getting more Asian people to consider apprenticeships is a big issue for a woman who herself followed the traditional academic route into work. Shazir Awan is also involved in a project to get more young women to become entrepreneurs. “I think that it is really important to get

From Judging Day – Ninder Johal

18th October 2016
ONE of the best known faces in business in the West Midlands is giving his time to be a judge for the Awards. Ninder Johal is a past President of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce and is also a Board member of the Local Enterprise Partnership. At the LEP he is involved in the promotion of

From Judging Day – Henry Joseph-Grant

18th October 2016
IT is hoped that many of the young apprentices of today will become the next generation of business owners and wealth creators. Helping businesses from the start up stage to success is a particular field of expertise for Henry Joseph-Grant who is one of the judges for the Asian Apprenticeship

From Judging Day – Lindsay McCurdy

18th October 2016
LINDSAY McCurdy is the founder of Apprenticships4England and an ambassador for the awards. She works with providers and young people to promote apprenticeships. But her main message is that young people want to learn from other young people when deciding on their career paths. “We put so much

Nazir Afzal Interview

27th September 2016
ONE of the top Asian lawyers in the UK is backing a new initiative to encourage more young people to take up apprenticeships. Nazir Afzal OBE is one of the judges for the first ever Asian Apprenticeship Awards. The idea behind the awards is to get more young Asians to take up apprenticeships and