The Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards 2023 in partnership with Pearson employer and learning provider finalists have been released and Steps Together has been shortlisted for the Employer of the Year Award 2023.

This year, all records were broken with over 450 nominations being submitted, of which over 350 were apprentices from over 250 different employers. Organisations range from household names and blue chip companies, to small, medium and micro-enterprises across all sectors. Steps Together has fought off some very tough competition to become a finalist.

The Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards in partnership with Pearson showcases the outstanding work and achievement of apprentices from multicultural backgrounds in Britain and inspires other apprentices to reach their full potential. The awards are organised by Pathway Group, who aim to close the diversity gap in apprenticeships by supporting apprentices and working with employers to make meaningful change.

The awards platform has been instrumental in creating future leaders and ambassadors for apprenticeships and has brought to the forefront key issues surrounding the need for more diversity within certain sectors.

Winning employers have showcased their diversity and inclusion strategies and how it’s helped them to shape an inclusive and diverse work environment as best practice examples for other organisations to follow suit.

“We’re not just here to celebrate apprentices, but also the people that employ and train them. Best of luck in the process and congratulations to all this year’s finalists!” said Safaraz Ali, founder of The Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards & CEO of Pathway Group

Steps Together is a private, national health, wellbeing and addiction company that provides treatment and therapy programmes to individuals, families, sports personalities, business leaders and employees.

Led by a senior management team with over 20 years’ experience in the addiction treatment sector,
Steps Together is committed to recovery for everyone effected by addiction, and work hard to ensure that clients and their loved ones receive the best possible care, treatment and support to secure a life of freedom from addiction and poor mental health.

Steve Jones, Deputy CEO

“Steps Togethers apprenticeship programme offers employees ongoing training and development to ensure our workforce is equipped with the skills and knowledge to successfully perform in their roles. Our aim is to help employees grow to achieve their career goals and believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to their success and commitment. We’re committed to creating an environment where everyone feels welcome, respected, safe and strive to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristic. We also believe in providing a work environment that promotes equality of opportunity and encourage collaboration between all our team members. We recognize that each person brings unique perspectives and skills to the team and by working together, we can achieve greater success.”

For more information, please visit https://multiculturalapprenticeshipawards.co.uk/