Apprenticeships deliver not only for individuals and businesses, they’re also essential to the economy. It’s our belief that young people in apprenticeships and the employers who provide them with opportunities should be both recognised and celebrated.

More than two million apprenticeships have already been undertaken and the government is aiming for another three million starts by 2020, including increasing the proportion of apprenticeships taken up by young people from BAME backgrounds by 20% and increasing BAME employment by 20%.

We believe in diversity and equality.

The Asian Apprenticeship Awards aims to showcase the range of talent and hard work within the BAME communities which will be made possible with the contribution of employers and learning providers who share these beliefs. With the expansion of higher and degree apprenticeships there’s more opportunity than ever before for young people, and it’s our ambition that it will become the norm for young people to choose between an apprenticeship or university on an equal basis.

2017 The Asian Apprenticeship Awards 2019
The Asian Apprenticeship Awards 2019

A word from the Founder

“I’m delighted to be leading on this event for such a worthwhile cause and for you supporting us in raising awareness and celebrating the achievements of Asian Apprentices.

I believe our efforts will help towards the government’s 3 million apprenticeship targets as well as the BAME 2020 plan particularly in increasing awareness and thereby contributing to an increase in the proportion of apprenticeships taken up by young people from BAME backgrounds towards the 20% target.

Thank you for your contribution and I look forward to meeting with you soon.” – Safaraz Ali