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Compass Group UK & I becomes a Patron of the Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance

Compass operates across some 6,000 locations, employing half a million globally and tens of thousands across the UK and Ireland. The business works within sectors including defence, education, sports and leisure, healthcare, and workplace catering.

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The Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance and Compass Group UK & Ireland plan to work together to promote further social mobility, equality, diversity, inclusion, and equity in apprenticeships.

The Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance, powered by Pathway Group, was formed in 2017, initially as the ‘BAME’ Apprenticeship Alliance, The Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance strives to promote social mobility, diversity, inclusion and equity in apprenticeships.

Jonathan Foot

“We are a people powered business and we believe in providing opportunities to develop, progress and thrive. This partnership will further enhance our work in this area, supporting our diverse workforce to reach their potential and attracting people into our organisation from a variety of backgrounds and communities. I am very proud that we are now a patron of the Alliance and look forward to seeing this partnership develop.”

Jonathan Foot, Head of Apprenticeships & Early Careers – Compass Group UK & Ireland

 

“It is great to have an organisation with the size, scale and ethos of Compass as patron of the Alliance. We want to work with organisations who are driven to make a positive difference to marginalised communities, and this partnership has the power to have a significant impact.”

Jagdeep Soor, Head of Strategic Partnership for the Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance

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“We are thrilled to welcome Compass Group UK as a patron of the Multicultural Apprenticeships Alliance. Their commitment to diversity and inclusivity aligns perfectly with our mission to promote equal opportunities in the UK apprenticeship and training landscape. Their support will greatly enhance our efforts to create a more inclusive and diverse workplace for all.”

Safaraz Ali, the CEO of the Pathway Group and Founder of the Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance

“Compass Group UK and I’s partnership with the Alliance will positively impact the local communities they serve. By promoting diversity and inclusivity in their workplace, they will help to create a more harmonious and inclusive society and provide young people from diverse backgrounds with greater opportunities to succeed in their careers.”

“The addition of Compass Group UK as a patron further strengthens our network of like-minded organisations who share our values and beliefs. Their expertise and experience in creating a more inclusive workplace will be invaluable in our efforts to make apprenticeships and training opportunities more accessible to people from diverse backgrounds.”

“We are excited to work with Compass Group UK and I and look forward to their contributions and engagement in our mission to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the UK apprenticeship and training landscape.”

In 2022 Compass’ Dylan Patel was named Apprentice of the Year in the Retail, Hospitality & Tourism category at the Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards, with Bally Purewal Highly Commended in the same category.
 
Compass Group UK’s partnership with the Multicultural Apprenticeships Alliance is an exciting development that will help to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the UK apprenticeship and training landscape. The company’s commitment to creating a more inclusive workplace will have a positive impact on the local communities that it serves. It will help to provide young people from diverse backgrounds with more significant opportunities to succeed in their careers. By joining as a patron, Compass Group UK and I will have the chance to influence the direction of this vital work and to contribute our own experiences and expertise to the combined efforts of other Patrons and leaders in this sector.