Amazing Apprenticeships are proud to be supporting The BAME Apprentice Network’s #PrideInApprenticeships campaign to promote equality across the FE sector.
As part of the campaign, the BAME Apprentice Network will be sharing various content pieces to support employers and apprentices with gaining a better understanding of Pride, starting with “Simple Guide to Pride” and a special webinar for employers exploring how they can support people who identify as LGBTQ.
The aim is to break down the barriers and provide a platform for open discussion which we hope will create change in the sector and wider society. More than a third of LGBTQ people have stated that they hide their sexuality at work meaning more needs to be done to make people feel comfortable about who they in the workplace. It is also reported that approximately 20% of LGBTQ people have experienced discrimination in the workplace or when applying for a job.
Within the BAME LGBTQ local communities specifically, over 50% of people experienced discrimination or poor treatment from others because of their ethnicity. This shows the need for a wider understanding of LGBTQ issues across different cultures and backgrounds and that a one size fits all approach can be counterproductive.
The #PrideInApprenticeships campaign will feature many stories from various apprentices of different backgrounds who will be sharing their LGBTQ journey.
To find out more about PRIDE check out the “SIMPLE GUIDE TO PRIDE” here: https://bit.ly/BAMEAppNetGuideToPride
Get Involved and reach out to your LGBTQ community and encourage them to share their stories by clicking on the link below: http://bit.ly/PrideInApprenticeships