02/07/2021

Supply chain apprentice announced as finalist at BAME Apprenticeship Awards 2021

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Gurjit Natt, Supply Chain apprentice at Kautex Textron has been shortlisted for the Transport and Logistics Apprentice 2021 at the BAME Apprenticeship Awards 2021.

The award’s received a record number of nominations with more than 300 apprentices nominated nationally across a wide range of categories, so Gurjitt has done extremely well to have fought off some very tough competition to become a finalist.

The BAME Apprenticeship Awards in partnership with Pearson, showcases the outstanding work and achievement of apprentices from black and minority ethnic groups (BAME) and inspires BAME apprentices to reach their full potential. The awards are organised by The BAME Apprentice Network who aim to close diversity gap in apprenticeships by supporting apprentices and working with employers to make meaningful change.

The awards platform has been instrumental in creating future leaders and ambassadors for Apprenticeships and brought to the forefront key issues surrounding the need for more diversity within particular sectors.

Winning employers have showcased their diversity and inclusion strategies and how it’s helped them to shape an inclusive and diverse work environment as best practice examples for other organisations to follow suit.

Alex Domun, Trainer/Assessor for Supply Chain at Kirklees College said:

“It has been a pleasure to support Gurjit through his apprenticeship journey and this acknowledgement is a testament to his fantastic work ethic, high levels of effort and a desire to improve his grades. He is a great example of what can be achieved through hard work and dedication, regardless of their circumstances.”

Kasim Choudhry, Director of BAME Apprentice Network said:

“While this year hasn’t been easy for anyone, we have seen true resilience from apprentices who have had to deal with an unprecedented scenario. Covid 19 is a historic moment and I thought nominations would be low, however the overwhelming response we have received this year has been humbling to say the least.”

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