Rewarding
training.

Recognising
your people.

Free to enter the Awards are open to employers in the UK and Ireland who can show how investing in training has directly improved their people and organisational performance.

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 values, to employers in the UK and Ireland who can prove that their outstanding training and skills development programmes have resulted in exceptional benefits for their business.

See the video from the 2022 awards ceremony

Princess Royal Training Awards

About the awards

Honouring and celebrating employers who believe and can prove that investing in training their staff has resulted in exceptional 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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Princess Royal Training Awards

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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Princess Royal Training Awards 2021 ceremony

2022 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.

2022 recipients >

Demonstrating the impact of outstanding training with The Princess Royal Training Awards class of 2022

It’s not often you can bring a range of employers together in a room from large multinational banks to small charities devoted to the welfare of donkeys; this is what makes The Princess Royal Training Awards so unique. Now in its seventh year, The Princess Royal...

Celebrating 46 UK organisations who have outstanding workplace training programmes with HRH The Princess Royal

London, Thursday 8th December: On Tuesday 6th December, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, welcomed 46 organisations to Banqueting House in London to celebrate successfully achieving a Princess Royal Training Award for their commitment to training and development....

Outstanding workplace training programmes recognised in HRH The Princess Royal’s training awards

HRH The Princess Royal, President of City & Guilds, awards employers with outstanding training and skills development programmes which have been proven to have significant positive impact on their business or their staff More apprenticeship programmes have been...

HRH The Princess Royal visits Xtrac Academy

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal’s visit to meet recipients of her eponymous Princess Royal Training Award, assessed by City & Guilds she serves as president, was accommodated by the motorsport & automotive transmission technology specialist Xtrac at its...

HRH The Princess Royal visits The Thames Skills Academy

HRH The Princess Royal met members of The Thames Skills Academy (TSA) on 10 May, in a visit showcasing pioneering work to improve safety skills for everyone working on and beside the river. At the end of her tour at Butler’s Wharf, led by TSA’s CEO Katherine Riggs and...

48 UK organisations celebrate the Princess Royal Training Awards with HRH Princess Anne

On Thursday 28th April, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, welcomed 48 organisations to Mansion House in London to celebrate them receiving Princess Royal Training Awards for their commitment to training and development in 2021.   Currently in its sixth...

Why (and How) there are more Women in Leadership roles at Finance Company, Towergate Insurance

Which women in leadership do you admire? Head of Learning & Development, Ian Sadler, adds to the conversation amongst today’s thought leaders on why more women in leadership are needed in male-dominated industries to help organisations stay competitive, and tells...

Sparta Global: Helping employees feel included and psychologically safe

There’s a big question mark over what training in a hybrid working culture should focus on. People want to feel better connected to colleagues and more flexibility in where they work from. To make training work for all, inclusivity will be key.   But what is...

Willis Towers Watson: Accelerating opportunities for junior consultants

Sharing best practice and providing 'live' development opportunities were key to the success of Willis Towers Watson's award-winning training programme, Pathfinder, led by Helena Ingram. How do you involve mentors and buddies in the programmes at your organisation? To...

BAE Systems: Investing in young people beginning careers in STEM

How do you inspire the next generations to work in your industry? See how 2021 Princess Royal Training Awards Winner BAE Systems, led by Head of Apprenticeships & Skills Mark Donnelly, recruited 700 plus apprentices last year, 90% aged between 16 and 25, from...

Who can enter?

Princess Royal Training Awards

The awards are open to all organisations in the UK and Ireland 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.

You can apply to revalidate your programme if it’s been three years or longer since you achieved the Award. Find out more about how to get revalidated.

Read more about the application process.

City & Guilds are professional and passionate about training on every level and we try our very best to follow their world class standard.

Barlows

2019 and 2020 Recipient

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

Register your interest / apply

Applications for the 2023 Princess Royal Training Awards are now open until 31 March 2023.

Help with your application

PRTA Workshop

Virtual workshops

Our free workshops offer practical help and support to anyone thinking of applying for a Princess Royal Training Award and is a great way to meet other applicants.

Tea and chat session

Tea & chat sessions

These 30 minute sessions are designed to let you find out more about the Awards in an informal setting. Bring your brew and any questions you may have. No question is a silly question.

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Telephone support / web chat

We offer one-on-one telephone and web chat support with a member of our team to help you complete your application. Fill in the telephone form or use the chat function on any page.

Application Support Resource

Application Support Resource

This page was designed to provides as much information, help and support as possible as you work your way through the application form.

Upcoming events

I would encourage anyone thinking about applying, not to give up. Having attended the workshop this time last year, we were clearer on the evidence that we needed to have to re-apply and that made it easier for us second time round.

Light Foundations

2022 Recipient

Achieving the Award shows that the business is sustainable and that the systems and processes we have in place are actually working.

EDM Zone

2021 Recipient

The Awards on social media

JCB are honoured to have been recognised in the HRH The #PrincessRoyalTrainingAwards presented by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, President of @cityandguilds, for the CornerStone Sales Leadership Development Programme.

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Developing the next generation is one of our top priorities. Our Apprenticeship team recently attended the #PrincessRoyalTrainingAwards to accept an award for their outstanding training and skills development work.

Congratulations to all the other finalists and winners!

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Last week we celebrated with our client @telent_UK as they were awarded their Princess Royal Training Award for their Learning and Development programmes, in partnership with Raise the Bar.

#PrincessRoyalTrainingAwards

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Local health and social care charity, @welcometoafg, has been awarded a prestigious Princess Royal Training award presented by HRH Princess Anne at a ceremony in London this week. Read more: https://urlzs.com/DQjwV
#PrincessRoyalTrainingAwards #businessnews #Cheshire #Award

Delighted @ChildmindingU , formed in 1991 in Northamptonshire, who now support childminders across the country, was one of 47 who achieved the Princess Royal Training Award in 2022 for ‘ensuring high quality childcare through training and support’ #PrincessRoyalTrainingAwards

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About the awards

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

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