Essex County Council has been outed for discriminating against young people of white British ethnicity.
The council was exposed for operating an apprenticeship scheme which states that any employer who chooses a non-white non-British over a white British apprentice will be rewarded with a subsidy and a grant of £2,500.
The whistle was blown by the Managing Director of recruitment agency Get Me Group, Ben Drain, who learnt of the policy when searching for apprenticeship placements for young job seekers only to find that they were being denied the opportunities on the grounds of their race.
“I think it is outrageous that our own council is discriminating against young white British people – and encouraging employers to ‘positively’ discriminate against them,” exclaimed Mr Drain.
Racial discrimination at local government level has meant young white British people are finding it increasingly difficult to secure work and build themselves a career.
The racist plot thickens: In a shameful denial of responsibility Essex County Council shrugged off accusations of racial discrimination claiming that the Diversity in Apprenticeship (DIA) initiative is a national programme funded by the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS), and therefore out of their hands.
In the NAS report ‘Good Practice Evaluation of the Diversity in Apprenticeships Pilot’ their preferred apprentice as described as ‘Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic’ a term referred to by the acronym BAME.