Widening Participation in Apprenticeships – barriers for BAME representation and how to overcome them

Online Event

Latest data (16th July 2020) from the DfE shows that only 13.1 per cent of apprenticeships starts were by individuals from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) group in the first three quarters of 2019/20. Join our event to hear from our panel of experts as to what the barriers are and how, as employers, we might overcome them.


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



Speakers biographies available here

Watch the recording here – you will find full screen options in the bottom right hand corner when you start the video