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The Inspire Awards - Celebrating Diversity & Inclusion in UK Construction, Engineering & Housing

AWARD ENTRY: Most Inspiring Apprenticeship Programme

This category is open to companies and organisations within the construction, engineering & housing sectors.

With the construction sector facing an unprecedented skills shortage the need to attract more people into the industry has never been greater and if we are to secure a strong workforce for the future we need to open up the sector to people from all backgrounds.

We are looking for apprenticeship programmes which are designed to attract and encourage diverse apprentices, not just the traditional construction worker stereotype. The ideal winner will be a scheme which supports diverse apprentices on their journey and has a high success rate.

You may nominate the same company under multiple categories, but a separate nomination form must be completed for each category

Your Details

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Nominee Company Details

Your Submission

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Overview of the company – How many staff it has, what services it offers, what geographical area it operates within, brief history etc
Brief outline of the apprenticeship programme including when it was set up and how it operates.
Please outline how this programme meets the criteria for this award and why you think it should win.
Please include statistics to show the success of the programme - How many apprentices have come through the programme, how many have gone on to full time employment with you, how many have gone on to full time employment elsewhere.
Please include a testimonial from a current apprentice about their experience with the programme and how it is helping them to pursue a career in construction.
Please outline how you have adapted your business practices around Covid-19 to ensure the health and safety of your team.

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Summary of your submission written in the 3rd person (this will be used in the awards brochure if you are shortlisted) (max 75 words)

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