Winner 2016 : Alisha Tariq
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 Birmingham.
It has enabled her to develop as a professional childcare worker and she is described as: ‘maturing into an excellent nursery nurse.’
In fact she is more than that because Alisha has become the first ever winner in the Health, Medical and Social Care 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.
Her nomination predicts a bright future as ‘an excellent practitioner.’
Safaraz Ali of the Pathway Group and founder of the Asian Apprenticeship Awards said that Alisha’s experience was typical of many people who decide to become apprentices.
“It enables people to build their knowledge and confidence whilst earning a salary at the same time,” said Safaraz Ali.