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Kaplan apprentices shortlisted for the 2021 BAME apprenticeship awards

Close up of a young man with the award logo in the top right

The BAME Apprenticeship Awards celebrate diversity and reflect the outstanding work and achievement of apprentices from black and minority ethnic groups. This year is no different.

The awards are such a force for positivity and change, across the board. As stated by the board themselves previously “It wasn’t just apprentices being recognised, but a number of employers were awarded for their contribution to equality, diversity and inclusion in apprenticeships.”

This year, the categories that are up for grabs are:

  • Accounting and Finance (sponsored by Kaplan)
  • Legal and Professional Services
  • Health, Medical and Social Care
  • Retail, Hospitality and Tourism
  • Charity, Voluntary, and Public Services
  • Construction Services
  • Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Creative, Media and Marketing
  • Digital and Technology
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Judges Choice
  • Small Medium Employer
  • Large Employer
  • Learning Provider

We have a large number of apprentices from BAME backgrounds and are so proud of all the work that they do. Given that it’s an award we are especially invested in, this year we were more than happy to sponsor the Accounting and Finance category.


Over the past month we encouraged our apprentices to submit entries for the 2021 awards, and we are delighted to report that the following Kaplan apprentices have been shortlisted:

Accounting and finance category:

Omolade Ojo - Lloyds Banking Group

Prem Manimaran - PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Tianna Oti - RSA

Melissa Boadu - Jigsaw Business Solutions Ltd

Judges choice:

Brian Kasanda - EY

Hopefully there’ll be at least one Kaplan winner on the night!

The final judging day will take place in June, with the event taking place virtually on the 30th September. We hope you can make time to attend what will no doubt be an inspiring event.

For more information on how we did last year, read our previous awards blog.