The Asian Apprenticeship Awards 2019

The Asian Apprenticeship Awards 2019 Apprentice Finalists have been released and Asif Khan has been shortlisted for the Finance, Legal & Professional Services Apprentice 2019.

With a record number of nominations for awards received nationally across a wide range of categories, Asif Khan of Newable Limited has done extremely well to have fought off some very tough competition to become a Finalist.

Now in its fourth year, The Asian Apprenticeship Awards celebrates the talent and diversity of British Asian Apprentices, their employers and learning providers. This year the headline sponsor is the Royal Air Force. A leading trainer of apprentices, the Royal Air Force has 2,500 people undergoing apprenticeships in more than 20 different disciplines and has a 99% pass rate.

Isa Mutlib is the Award Project Director. He commented: “I am really pleased with the quality of the nominations we have received this year. It’s amazing to read about some of the incredible journeys some of the young individuals have been on to achieve their goals. We had over 300 nominations last year and with uncertain times in the sector we have been able to maintain this. We aim to celebrate and showcase the best of British Asian Apprentices and the people that employ and train them. In doing this, we hope that we will encourage more young British Asians to consider apprenticeships, and more employers to provide opportunities to benefit from the skills that apprentices bring.”

Asif Khan: “I am so thrilled and honoured to be announced as this year’s Asian Apprenticeship Award finalist. The feeling is surreal as this year has blessed me with so many great opportunities for me to grow my character and spread the importance of apprenticeships. Since I started my apprenticeship I’ve developed my confidence and skills because of the support I’ve had from Whitehat GB and my company Newable. Newable has been great at delivering support for UK businesses to thrive, and for them to take on apprentices shows they are providing their workplace with a good, diverse culture for young individuals to be a part of.”

“Since leaving college, I had no vision of what my passion would be in life and what my strengths were. It wasn’t till last year when I found out how transformative an apprenticeship can be for me personally. I’ve been able to overcome my stammer and be a role model to other young individuals in my community, but from the development opportunities the Whitehat apprenticeship provided for me, I was able to have a better understanding of the career route I want to follow.”

The winners of the Awards will be announced at a spectacular awards event in Birmingham on Thursday 31st October 2019, it will be an opportunity for all of the apprentice, employers and learning provides to come together to celebrate all of the hard work they have achieved. With over 500 people in attendance it promises to be a night to remember with key figures from the education sector as well as some celebrity entertainment.


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