PJ Care finalists in BAME Apprenticeship Awards 2021

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Congratulations to PJ Care who have just announced that they are once again finalists in the coveted BAME Apprenticeship Awards 2021. 

With more than 300 nominations for the awards received across the country, in a wide range of categories, Healthcare assistant, Adla Rodrigues, has beat off stiff competition to be shortlisted in the ‘care’ category. 

The BAME Apprenticeship Awards showcase the outstanding work and achievement of apprentices from black and minority ethnic groups (BAME) and inspire BAME apprentices to reach their full potential. 

Alongside her role at PJ Care’s Eagle Wood care centre in Peterborough, Adla is studying for a Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship at Derwentside College.  Adla said the course is the first step to fulfilling her ambition of becoming a nurse. 

“The apprenticeship is giving me the opportunity to believe in my dreams.  I want to go on to do the registered nurse degree apprenticeship at PJ Care and I want to be one of the first to complete this new programme. I want to show that with determination and resilience, you can achieve anything!” 

In the 2020 awards, PJ Care, which was founded by MKBLP Board Director, Jan Flawn, won the BAME Apprentice Employer of the Year award within the Health, Medical and Social Care Employer category. For the second year running, they have also been shortlisted in the ‘Health and Social Care Employer’ category.  

The winners of the BAME Apprenticeship Awards 2021 will be announced on the 30th September.