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Lloyds Banking Group becomes Patrons of the Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance

Lloyds Banking Group has joined as a patron of the Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance, which is dedicated to advancing social mobility, equality, diversity, inclusion, and fairness in apprenticeships. This partnership demonstrates Lloyds Banking Group’s strong commitment to fostering a sustainable and inclusive future, aiming to make finance a positive force.

Lloyds Banking Group will collaborate with the Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance and other respected patrons to champion equal opportunities, diversity, inclusion, and social mobility through their apprenticeship programmes. Their objective is to broaden the diversity of their workforce and attract top talent.

Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) is a financial services firm that serves retail and commercial customers, with a substantial presence in numerous communities, serving 26 million customers. Their mission is to “Help Britain Prosper” by supporting a future where the environment is cared for, people feel secure and included, and businesses and communities can flourish. LBG has a decade-long track record of providing apprenticeships and has already offered over 10,000 apprenticeship opportunities. They emphasise sustainability and inclusivity in their policies, procedures, and training, including their apprenticeship programmes.

Lloyds Bank Patron Certificate

“The alliance welcomes Lloyds Banking Group’s support in creating opportunities for underrepresented communities and making a meaningful difference in individuals’ lives.”

Jagdeep Soor, Head of Strategic Partnerships at Pathway Group

Kathryn Marshall, Senior Apprenticeship Manager at Lloyds Banking Group, expresses pride in their patronage of the Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance, underlining their commitment to making a positive impact on marginalised communities and aiding individuals in securing meaningful employment. This partnership reinforces their dedication to creating an inclusive environment where multicultural colleagues are valued and empowered to reach their full potential. Kathryn also mentions their pioneering role as the first FTSE 100 company to publicly set representation goals and continuously work on their Race Action Plan.

Jagdeep Soor, Head of Strategic Partnerships at Pathway Group, applauds Lloyds Banking Group’s involvement as a patron of the Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance, emphasising their dedication to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equality in the realm of apprenticeships.

Safaraz Ali, CEO of Pathway Group and founder of the Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance, expresses his delight at Lloyds Banking Group’s patronage and commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in apprenticeships. He anticipates collaborating closely with Lloyds Banking Group to generate more opportunities and drive significant changes in the apprenticeship landscape. Safaraz also thanks Lloyds Banking Group for supporting other multicultural initiatives, such as The Festival of Apprenticeships and The Multicultural Apprenticeship Awards.

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