UCL School of Management Teaching and Learning Administrator Aymen Belkacemi has won ‘Apprentice of the Year’ in the Charity, Voluntary and Public Services category of the Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards. Sponsored by NCFE, this category shines a light on those who are actively working to support their communities.
Held annually in Birmingham, the Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards are designed to celebrate talent and diversity through their recognition of multicultural British apprentices, as well as their employers and learning providers. The awards highlight the achievements of apprentices and the contribution of employers in overcoming adversity. The winners were announced at an in-person awards ceremony in Birmingham on 5 October.
Discussing his incredible win, Aymen told us, ‘This award means a tremendous amount to me. I am a young carer for a family member who suffers with their mental health and have faced significant adversities as a result with trying to secure an apprenticeship. UCL is a highly supportive employer and its flexible approach to learning and the sense of independence I’ve gained has allowed me to thrive and it has been a big contributing factor to me collecting this award.
I will use this award to further my reach and seek new opportunities to give back, inspire and show that success is possible regardless of your situation. I’m looking forward to also using this award to take on opportunities in order to network with individuals who may be interested in my story. Looking forward to my long career ahead at UCL!’
Congratulations, Aymen, on your incredible achievement!
Find out more about the Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards.