Pathway Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Jagdeep Sur as the new Head of Strategic Partnerships for the Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance.
The Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance (Alliance) is a rebranded, more inclusive and subsequent chapter of what was the BAME Apprenticeship Alliance. It refocuses and brings together a number of projects that Pathway Group has incubated over the years, including the Apprenticeship Diversity & Social Mobility Forum (ADSFM) and Apprenticeship Hack, Career Hack, as well as other joint work with other Pathway Group brands. such as the Apprenticeship Festival. It will also continue to work closely with the annual BAME Apprenticeship Awards, which have also been renamed the Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards, reflecting the need for wider participation and the needs of local businesses, the community and apprenticeships.
Jagdeep has dedicated his career to supporting and advancing the government’s social mobility agenda through employment, opportunity creation and life change. As well as working for some of the leading employment and skills providers such as the Center for Aging better, PeoplePlus, Serco, Shaw Trust Advance Housing & Support and G4S, he is also a member of the Institute of Employment Professionals (IEP) and an adjudicator for the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA). Jag is charged with advancing the strategy, key partnership work, engagement and impact of the Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance. This is an exciting time for the Alliance as the next chapter begins.
Pathway Group Co-Founder and CEO Safaraz Ali said, “Jagdeep joins us at an important time when we are taking the business forward in many directions. Jagdeep is an important addition to our senior management team and I look forward to him making an important contribution to our future growth.”
The Pathway Group was founded in 2000 and has a rich history of empowering people through stable employment; running a range of government-funded programs and initiatives across the UK that support people with both employability and skills to encourage social mobility. They are already involved in several projects and charities that support people with various disabilities and problems in the country. They offer training to help people into work, 1-2-1 coaching to overcome barriers to employment, alternative education routes for people wanting to access higher education and apprenticeships.
Since the inception of the Prize in 2016, followed by the Alliance in 2017, the need for greater participation, inclusion of minority communities and celebration of diversity has never been greater.
“We also want to express a special thanks to all our patrons who have worked with us over the years, they are true fighters for change, without their support and influence on what an inclusive tomorrow looks like, we would be lost. Patrons such as Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, NCFE, JTL, NOCN, Kaplan Financial, RSPCA, Solus, United Utilities, The Co-op, Open University, Rural Payments Agency, Bentley Motors, Acacia Training, Lifetime Training, Severn Trent, WorldSkills UK, Dudley College and TDM Syed Safaraz Ali, founder of Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance and Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards, The Festival of Apprenticeship and CEO of Pathway Group.
“I look forward to working with and supporting our existing and welcoming our new patrons, as well as developing new strategies for engagement, influence and engagement,” commented Jag.
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