The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Heroes Awards

Are you going above and beyond to drive diversity and inclusion in apprenticeships and technical education?

Are you delivering inclusive curriculum activities to advance skill development?

Have you delivered an innovative programme to promote equity, diversity and inclusion in your workplace?

The WorldSkills UK Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Heroes Awards, in partnership with the Skills and Education Group, are here to celebrate you all.

The awards, now in its fourth year, recognise those who are championing diversity and inclusion within their organisations and in the technical education sector.

“The awards demonstrate our commitment to helping young people of all backgrounds to get the best start in work and life. Through the celebration of the organisations and individuals that are committed to mainstream Equity, Diversity and Inclusion we hope to provide a catalyst to see real change and inspire others from all backgrounds. Collectively, this work across the sector will develop a more competitive skills base, ensuring we can support UK ambitions for economic growth and prosperity, thereby helping all young people to succeed.”

Ben Blackledge, CEO of WorldSkills UK

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2024 Awards categories

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Heroes Awards 2023 highlights:

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Last year's winners

Skills Competitions Advocate: Sponsored by Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance

Joint winner – North West Regional College

Joint winner – Derwen College

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Skills Competition Diversity Champion: Sponsored by Education & Training Foundation

Joint winner – Joanne Manship – Oldham College

Joint winner – David McCay – North West Regional College

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