Last week our CEO Paul Evans spoke on a panel in partnership with The 5% Club. The panel of experts discussed the barriers of widening BAME participation in apprenticeships and focused on how employers, might overcome these barriers.

Speakers included:

Mark Lomas, Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion/HR at HS2 – Overview of HS2 and D&I – HS2’s selection process, outlining each stage of the assessment process – How this process eliminates bias – How this process results in positive outcomes

Paul Evans, CEO, Leadership Through Sport & Business – Scene setting – Barriers for BAME young people – How Leadership Through Sport & Business use sport to create a connection – What is the practical application to take this forward into business – Further barriers

Nathan Dennis, Director, Legacy Consultants – What has Legacy Consultants done – focus group with BAME young people, reaching out to the local community – What can employers learn from this – things to be aware of – What solutions can we create from this Join The 5% Club to attend these events and provide your support