The Awards honour, celebrate, and shine a light on individuals and organisations who are going above and beyond, championing diversity and inclusion within their organisations and the wider skills system.
The winners are:
Programme or Campaign of the Year – Small to Medium Employer, sponsored by Toyota Manufacturing UK: Kids Planet Day Nurseries
Highly Commended: • Colin Galley, College Lecturer, New College Durham • Chantelle Deek, Inclusive Tutor, Cardiff and Vale College
The Awards were hosted by Kiimmy Kimani, Apprentice of the Year 2020 at the BAME Apprenticeship Awards.
Dr Neil Bentley-Gockmann OBE, Chief Executive, WorldSkills UK said:
“Congratulations to the winners, shortlisted organisations, highly commended individuals and all the nominees. We were completely blown away by the number and quality of the inspiring entries.
“We established these awards because we believe that all young people, regardless of their background, deserve the right to succeed through apprenticeships and high-quality technical education. These awards give us the opportunity to celebrate success with our partners who are making progress and achieving real impact and to showcase best practice so we can all learn from each other.
“We are very thankful to our award sponsors: Coca-Cola European Partners, Toyota Manufacturing UK, Air Products, Festo, and NCFE, for their support and for making this special event possible.”
The Awards, which are also supported by The 5% Club, are part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and our mission to help as many young people as possible, from all backgrounds, get the best start in work and life.