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What are the key trends in HR and L&D, and who is having an impact in 2019?

Insights and analysis from the Chief Assessor of the Princess Royal Training Awards.
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Honouring outstanding workplace training in 2019

44 organisations achieved the standard for programmes including health & wellbeing, leadership, preventative training and apprenticeships.
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THE ONE AWARD

THAT STANDS OUT

FROM THE CROWD

The Princess Royal Training Awards

Training is at the core of every successful business. It allows you to recruit better staff, retain quality colleagues and future proof your talent pipeline. It’s the investment that offers a return time and time again.
We are delighted to offer this prestigious award, in line with the City & Guilds Group values, to employers in the UK who can prove that their outstanding training and skills development programmes have resulted in exceptional commercial benefits for their business.

About the awards

Honouring and celebrating employers who believe and can prove that investing in training their staff has resulted in exceptional commercial benefits for their business.

The result is an award that highlights the range and quality of training that exists in industry.

About the awards >

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How to apply

To be considered for a Princess Royal Training Award you need to fill in an application and provide evidence of how training has positively impacted on your business.

Find out how to structure your application and what types of evidence to supply.

How to apply >

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2019 recipients

Be inspired by the work of a community of professionals who invest in their most valuable asset – their people.

See more details about the organisations who received the standard as well as in-depth case studies from previous winners.

2019 recipients >

What are the key trends in HR and L&D, and who is having an impact in L&D?

Insight and analysis from the Chief Assessor Paul Robertson

Read the interactive report
Princess Royal Training Awards 2018 Brochure

Who can enter?

The awards are open to all organisations in the UK regardless of size and sector and are free to enter.

More than one application may be submitted for an organisation if it has introduced multiple training initiatives. Each training initiative must have resulted in different benefits for the business.

Register your interest

Register your interest and we will be in touch once the applications open.

The benefits of gaining a Princess Royal Training Award for a small business like us have been massive. It’s given us a sense of kudos and shown that we have longevity within the business and it’s given us a greater gravitas within the industry.

Jane Oakes

Green Lighting

We are so delighted to be awarded a Princess Royal Training Award for our UK Apprenticeship programme. The assessment process was rigorous, yet rewarding as the assessment team really took the time to understand our business as well as the value our apprenticeships have brought.

Lisa Robbins

Starbucks

Help with your application

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Telephone support

We offer one-on-one telephone support with a member of our team to help you complete your application.

Workshops

Our free workshops offer practical help and support to anyone thinking of applying for a Princess Royal Training Award.

Webinar

Webinars

We run a series of half-hour webinars to help applicants with their applications. Each webinar features members of our team as well as an assessor who is on hand to answer questions.

We are really pleased to have been recognised with the Princess Royal Training Award for our flagship ‘Basic Training Scheme’ known affectionately as BTS. Learning and development is vital to remaining agile in a highly competitive market. Hilti invests over £1.3 million each year in training employees to support our Champion 2020 growth strategy.

Laura Stringer

Hilti

Part of the success of Green Lighting’s training programme is the flexibility it offers to employees. The organisation tailors CPD plans to expand employee’s skills, developing expertise that will benefit them in their existing roles and allowing them to diversify into another areas of the business based on individual’s longer-term career ambitions.

Anthony Ottoway

Green Lighting

The Awards on social media

Juice Nursery

In the press: Second award for Juice Nursery, Altrincham

A NURSERY in Altrincham is celebrating after scooping a second national award. Following success at the NDNA’s award ceremony in June, when Juice Nursery picked up the ‘Supporting Staff Well Being Award’, they have hit the mark again, being named as one of the...
Essity Apprentices

In the press: Princess Royal award win for Northumberland manufacturer Essity

One of Northumberland’s biggest employers, the Essity tissue mill, has won a prestigious Princess Royal Training Award for its apprentice programme – the first ever for a manufacturer in the region. As president of City & Guilds Group, Princess Anne...
Snow Camp

In the press: Snow-Camp Charity awarded Princess Royal Training Award

HRH Princess Anne, who is the president of the global skills development body announced the winners on her birthday on 15 August 2019. Snow-Camp, the UK’s only registered charity turning young lives around through snowsports, has been awarded a Princess Royal...
Go North East

In the press: Royal seal of approval for Go North East and Gateshead College’s training initiative

Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, and Gateshead College, the best performing college in England for post 16 education and training, have received a royal seal of approval for their unique Bus Driver Routeway training programme in this year’s...
Antoinette Sandbach MP

In the press: Eddisbury MP commends Malpas business award win

A MALPAS based business has been praised by the MP for Eddisbury after winning a Princess Royal Training Award. Antoinette Sandbach MP is celebrating Barlows winning the award, after the business was recognised for creating a lasting impact by successfully linking...
Gateshead College

In the press: Gateshead College receives double Royal seal of approval

The top North East college has achieved double success in a prestigious national awards scheme that celebrates the positive business impact of outstanding skills development programmes. Gateshead College scooped two accolades in this year’s Princess Royal Training...
Barlows UK Van

In the press: MP celebrates local business’ Princess Royal Training Award win

Antoinette Sandbach, MP for Eddisbury, is celebrating Barlows (UK) Ltd being awarded a Princess Royal Training Award. The family-run business, based in Malpas, created a lasting impact by successfully linking their skills development needs to the company’s overall...
Johnsons Workwear

In the press: Royal seal of approval for JOHNSONS Workwear training

JOHNSONS Workwear's Learning and Development team has been honoured with the Princess Royal Training 2019 Award for its work with the JOHNSONS Academy, following a rigorous assessment process. The Princess Royal Training Awards, now in their fourth year, will be...
Princess Royal Training Awards 2019 recipients

The Princess Royal and City & Guilds Group honour outstanding workplace training in 2019

HRH Princess Anne, President of City & Guilds Group, recognises 44 organisations with 2019 Princess Royal Training Awards Recipients shared compelling, irrefutable evidence of how training has directly influenced business results Multiple winners across areas...
HRH The Princess Royal meeting with Gen2 apprentices

Gen2 welcomes HRH The Princess Royal

Gen2 were delighted to welcome HRH The Princess Royal to their Head Office in Workington, Cumbria to officially open the building. Gen2 is the largest training provider to the UK civil nuclear industry working with over 250 employers. In 2017 it became part of the...

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