Congratulations to Asian Apprentice of the Year Finalist

University of Kent laboratory science apprentice, Haris Jamal, reached the finals of this year’s Asian Apprentice of the Year Award.

Nominated by his line manager, Haris is an apprentice with Pfizer, where he is working towards a FdSc in Applied Bioscience. He was a finalist for the Engineering and Manufacturing apprentice of the year.

“Haris has grown and developed in many ways …It’s not only what Haris has achieved, but it is how he has achieved this. His style, mannerisms, personality and professionalism are what set him apart from other apprentices.” – Jordan, Haris’ line manager.

The nomination was a result of Haris’ all round ability as an apprentice: the scientific skills he has developed; his willingness to help others; the high standard to which he carries out work and his enthusiasm for both work and social activities.

Haris with his line manager Jordan at the Asian Apprenticeship Awards

The Asian Apprentice Awards exist to showcase the talent and hard work of BME apprentices. In addition they seek to recognise and celebrate the employers who provide them with opportunities. The awards’ aims align with the government’s aspiration to increase the proportion of young people from BME backgrounds undertaking apprenticeships by 20%.