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Local apprentice reaches finals of national awards

Written by on 9 September 2020

An apprentice from Stoke-based PM Training has named an ‘Apprentice of the Year’ finalist for a prestigious national award.

Aaminah Ahmed, a Learner Services Apprentice for PM Training, has been shortlisted in the BAME Apprenticeship Awards 2020, in the Legal and Professional Services category.

The BAME Apprenticeship Awards showcase the outstanding work and achievement of apprentices from black and minority ethnic groups (BAME) and inspires apprentices to reach their full potential.

Aaminah, 22, works in the Learner Services team at PM Training, where she supports learners to progress in their studies as they move towards their own apprenticeships. She said: “I’m delighted to have reached the finals. I want to help inspire a change in attitudes and opinions in my region and to use this opportunity to help raise the profiles of apprenticeships in general and help show young people they are able to reach their full potential no matter what their walk of life may be.”

The awards also raise the profile of employers and training providers across the UK, who are championing the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

PM Training is the largest independent provider of apprenticeships for young people in Staffordshire, having supported more than 25,000 individuals since 1982 and currently holding partnerships with more than 1,600 organisations.

Dan Canavan, Executive Director of PM Training, said: “It’s been great to see Aaminah progress within her apprenticeship. Everyone in the business knows her – she takes huge initiative and has an amazing energy. She truly deserves to win this award, but whatever the result she’s clearly going to go far, as we can all see the huge potential Aaminah has to achieve in anything she aspires to.”

The winners are scheduled to be revealed at a gala awards evening on Wednesday 11th November 2020, subject to Government guidelines and safety measures.