A talented young apprentice from BAE Systems has won a prestigious award at this year’s Asian Apprentice Awards in the engineering and manufacturing category.
Ahmed Munshi, who works for BAE Systems as a project management apprentice beat off tough competition to be named the category winner and overall Apprentice of the Year at the awards ceremony held in Birmingham.
Commenting on his success, Ahmed said: “I am delighted to have won this award and be crowned the Engineering & Manufacturing winner. It’s an amazing feeling to be recognised for doing something I love and something that is setting me up for my future. I’m only at the start of my career, so to receive such a significant award and to be recognised in this way is a real boost.
The Asian Apprenticeship Awards celebrates the talent and diversity within British Asian communities, showcasing the commitment and hard work within the BME group while recognising the employers and learning providers who provide apprenticeship opportunities.
Richard Hamer, education and skills director, said: “Our apprentices are the future of our business and I’m delighted Ahmed has been recognised for the significant contribution he makes to the company, especially when up against other candidates of such high quality. It’s a true testament to his determination, passion and drive.
“I’m proud that our commitment to growing our own diverse talent has been recognised in the Asian Apprenticeship Awards. Our early careers programmes are helping us to recruit a more diverse workforce and we are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone can achieve their best.”
BAE Systems invests approximately £90 million per year in education, skills and early careers activities and has around 2,000 apprentices in training across its UK businesses at any given time, with circa 95% on average securing permanent roles each year .