On March 27th 2019, we were fortunate to have a panel on the business case for diversity of apprenticeship at the FE Week Annual Apprenticeship Conference.
The key points which were discussed were:
Why is diversity important,
What are large employers like Coca Cola and HSBC doing regarding increasing minority representation,
How does WorldSkills UK views the current situation on diversity during their competitions,
How can changing your recruitment practices attract more diverse candidates,
How much of an issue is unconscious bias,
How can employers overcome unconscious bias,
Why are awards like Asian Apprenticeship Awards or alliances such as the BAME Apprenticeship Alliance so important.
Thank you to the organisers FE Week for allowing some of our members and colleagues to share their thoughts on this important topic with the audience.