Global Majority Empowerment
Programme for First-Time Managers
This 14-month Level 3 apprenticeship programme has been developed as a first building block to achieving greater diversity in leadership at entry level.
It creates learning and development opportunities for aspiring leaders from Global Majority backgrounds to gain practical foundations for starting their management journey, while also offering a safe and welcoming space to discuss and overcome the challenges they may face.
In a critical report published in August 2022, the Socio-Economic Diversity Taskforce (led by the City of London Corporation) called on employers to take action to address the stark lack of socio-economic diversity at senior levels, as it threatens productivity, competitiveness, and staff retention.
The cross-industry collaborative survey showed:
- 88% of male senior leaders are white
- 86% of female senior leaders are white
- Ethnic minority females from a working-class background account for just 1% of
Senior leadership should reflect the same diversity that is in the workforce and communities they serve. To achieve that, we can equip employees from Global Majority backgrounds with the tools and confidence to become the senior leaders of the future.
This is an apprenticeship programme with a difference
Happy has developed this Empowerment Level 3 Team Leader or Supervisor Apprenticeship programme to ensure that people from Global Majority backgrounds can not only start off their management careers with their best foot forward but can also have a safe space where they feel included and valued.
Ideally, conversations around the challenges that those from Global Majority backgrounds face happen when everyone is in the room. But the reality is that in communities where people feel oppressed, they do not always feel safe to talk about it. Here, they can talk about it, process it, and gain the confidence and tools to advocate for change when they are in the room with everyone else.
This programme will give you the opportunity to grow and develop with a personal 1-1 coaching plan. Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to support, manage, and develop team members. You will also be managing projects, delivering operational plans, resolving problems, and building relationships internally and externally. You will receive support with your new skills with expert guidance from your facilitator. This programme will give you the mechanisms and tools to deal with the challenges of an ever-changing workplace.
How much does it cost?
The full cost of the apprenticeship is £7,000 per person. If your organisation pays the Apprenticeship Levy, then the cost can be met in full from the Levy payments.
If your organisation doesn’t pay the Levy (ie. the payroll is less than £3 million), then the government will meet 95% of the cost of the programme. This means the cost to your organisation would be £350 per person.
In addition, there is a registration fee of £60 per person for membership of the Institute of Leadership.