Yay! JGA wins the Queen’s Award
for Enterprise – Promoting Opportunity

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN has been graciously pleased to confer Her Awards in 2021. JGA is delighted to receive The Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The award was made in recognition of our outstanding achievements in Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility). The awards were formally recommended to Her Majesty by the Prime Minister.

JGA was specifically recognised for “creating supportive environments for diverse learners to progress and succeed.”

Key aspects evaluated by Queen’s Award Office include:

  • providing work experience or careers advice

  • mentoring

  • offering interview and job-related training

  • making sure your recruitment process is open to everyone

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to provide safe and high-quality learning and career management experiences to enable our customers to progress in education, work and life. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality, compliant and inclusive programmes.

We offer the deepest range of growth function apprenticeships in England and are the only provider focused across civil service professions. Short programmes such as Executive Challenge, Healthier Futures, Creativity Squared and sports/spectator safety are designed to move learners forward. They support both client organisations’ diversity and inclusion initiatives and our learners’ career aspirations. We believe in our learners – the brand identity for Progress Minded, our apprenticeship end point assessment organisation, was developed by marketing and creative apprentices.

The Queen’s Award is recognition of our work supporting people from many different backgrounds into sustainable jobs and apprenticeships. This benefits employers themselves with a diversity of thought and perception within their workforces, as well as the wider community.

Richard Goodwin, Managing Director

More about the Queens Award

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise were first presented in 1965. They were launched after a committee chaired by the Duke of Edinburgh identified a need for scheme to promote British industry. Awards are given for outstanding achievement by UK organisations in the categories of:

  • Innovation

  • International trade

  • Sustainable development

  • Promoting opportunity through social mobility