Princess Royal Training Awards

Making your mark

An exclusive honour recognising learning and development that leads to business success.

Preview the Application Form

Interested in finding out more about the application form and what is involved?

Have a look at the form before you apply. You can submit your application online or fill in a Word document, whatever is easier for you.

Exclusive awards ceremony

All organisations who achieve the Princess Royal Training Awards standard are invited to an exclusive awards ceremony at St James’s Palace.

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal presents the awards and meets with award winners during a champagne reception and lavish afternoon tea.

Standard achievers

So far over 70 UK businesses have achieved the Princess Royal Training Awards standard since it was introduced.

The successful organisations are from a wide range of sectors, sizes and industries who demonstrate that training and skills development can make a significant impact on business success.

Learn more about applying

Applications for the Princess Royal Training Awards are now open.

You can learn more about the submission process which includes an online application and, for successful organisations, a visit from one of our assessors.

2018 Brochure

We have released our latest brochure which has lots of information about the awards.

Have a look to find out more about the awards and some of the past recipients.

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.

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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.

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Community of Excellence

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.

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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 Oaks

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

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Chris Jones, chief executive of the City & Guilds Group and Sally Eley, Director of Corporate Relations and leader of the Princess Royal Training Awards team visited 2017 award recipients East Coast FM last week. They were invited to take part in their morning chat...

New for 2018: hands-on workshops announced to help with your application

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New 2018 brochure

Our new brochure for 2018 explains more about the awards and highlights some of our outstanding recipients. It includes a note from The City and Guilds of London Institute president HRH The Princess Royal and case studies from 2017 recipients George at...

Princess Royal Training Awards 2018 now open!

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Something exciting is on its way to recipients

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A royal seal of approval for businesses that put employee development first

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The Awards on YouTube

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

About the awards

Learn more about the origins of the awards programme and who the assessors and commissioners are.

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