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Princess Royal Training Awards

Making your mark

The Princess Royal Training Awards is an exclusive honour for UK businesses to be recognised for learning and development that leads to business success.

Will you receive the mark of distinction in 2018?

Help with your application

We are running a series of workshops to offer practical help and support to anyone thinking of applying in 2018.

You will have the opportunity to get ideas and support on how best to apply and we will be on hand to answer all of your questions.

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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Register your interest / apply

Applications for the 2018 Princess Royal Training Awards are now open until 29 March 2018.

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.
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


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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


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 YouTube

About the awards

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

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