In the press: Go North East And Gateshead College Recognised For Revolutionary Training Programme At Princess Royal Training Awards

Nov 20, 2019 | 2019 awards, In the press

Go North East, the region’s largest bus operator, and Gateshead College, the best performing college in England for post 16 education and training, have been commended with a Princess Royal Training Award for their workplace learning at a ceremony that was held at St James’s Palace in London.

The awards, now in their fourth year, honour employers in the UK who have created outstanding training and skills development programmes which have resulted in exceptional commercial benefits. The Princess Royal Training Awards recognise the achievement of a standard of excellence rather than selecting overall winners.

Presented by HRH Princess Anne and delivered by the City and Guilds Group, the awards recognised Go North East alongside Gateshead College for their unique Bus Driver Routeway training programme.

The revolutionary programme was created by the organisations, in partnership with the Jobcentre, as a way of improving the recruitment process for the unemployed. Of the 250 learners who have undertaken the programme, success at interview has risen from 27% to 76% and learners gaining employment has increased from 9% to 44%.

Commenting on this year’s recipients and ceremony Chris Jones, Chief Executive of the City and Guilds Group, said: “The Princess Royal Training Awards are a highlight of the year, as we come together to celebrate the outstanding work of businesses around the country who put learning and development firmly at the top of their agenda. The remarkable employers we recognised demonstrate the power that comes from investing in people and training as a vehicle to strengthen organisations and open up opportunities for people.

“We hope that business leaders everywhere will be inspired by the efforts of this year’s PRTA recipients and go the extra mile to ensure their workforce is fit for the future.”

Martijn Gilbert, Managing Director at Go North East, added: “It’s an honour for our unique Bus Driver Routeway training programme to be commended with a Princess Royal Training Award.

Read the full article on the BusinessUpNorth website: https://www.businessupnorth.co.uk/go-north-east-and-gateshead-college-recognised-for-revolutionary-training-programme-at-princess-royal-training-awards/

Other news stories

In the press: Outstanding staff development at Welsh colleges honoured with Princess Royal award

Coleg Sir Gâr and Coleg Ceredigion have received a royal commendation for their innovative approach to staff development and training with a Princess Royal Training Award. The award is presented to institutions and companies that implement outstanding training and...

In the press: Unipart recognised for 3rd time by HRH Princess Anne for outstanding workplace training

Unipart was among 44 UK organisations including IBM, The Co-Op and Lloyds Banking Group, commended with a Princess Royal Training Award for their workplace learning at a ceremony held at St James’s Palace in London last week. Presented by HRH Princess Anne and...

In the press: Cyfle Cymru Handed a Major Award by Princess Anne

​A peer mentoring and employment project for people in recovery from substance misuse and mental health conditions has been handed a major award for staff training by Princess Anne. EU-funded Cyfle Cymru – which is led by rehab charity CAIS – became one of only a...

In the press: The power of celebration – driving change with the Princess Royal Training Awards

Major societal shifts like globalisation and digitisation are transforming the world as we know it, and ramifications are spreading at a lightning quick pace throughout the working landscape. Skills shortages abound across industries, and nowhere is immune to the...

Royal seal of approval for nucleargraduates again

A west Cumbrian training organisation is celebrating after scooping an award that recognises excellence in workplace learning programmes for the second time. Lillyhall-based nucleargraduates is one of only 43 recipients from a range of sectors nationally to be given...

In the press: Majestic win Princess Royal Award for Training

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the Princess Royal Training Awards standard. We have worked in a partnership with Aston University to develop a placement year for gifted students and we are thrilled that these efforts have been acknowledged by such...

Developing a talent pipeline in the digital age

How do you prepare your workforce for the future, when that future is uncertain? Tata Steel needed a way to tackle workplace challenges, like: Changing ways of working Traditional roles becoming obsolete New technology Skills gaps So Huw Mathias, Training Delivery...

In the press: Go North East And Gateshead College Recognised For Revolutionary Training Programme At Princess Royal Training Awards

Go North East, the region’s largest bus operator, and Gateshead College, the best performing college in England for post 16 education and training, have been commended with a Princess Royal Training Award for their workplace learning at a ceremony that was held at St...

In the press: Somer Valley FM, by Royal approval!

The local radio station joined businesses from across the UK to attend a special ceremony at St James’ Palace for the annual Princess Royal Training Awards. The awards are the vision of Princess Anne and are managed by the City & Guilds Group. Launched in 2016,...

In the press: ISO Quality Services wins royal award

A Worcester-based training firm has been recognised by Princess Anne for its commitment to developing skills. ISO Quality Services was named among 48 other organisations, including household names such as John Lewis, Legal and General and Specsavers for demonstrating...

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

39 UK businesses receive excellence in training Award commended by HRH The Princess Royal in 2020

HRH The Princess Royal, President of City & Guilds Group, recognises organisations whose training has delivered measurable business impact   39 businesses celebrated at virtual ceremony for their innovative training programmes in the Princess Royal Training...

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commendation announced for 2020!

Each year, the Princess Royal Training Awards offer an additional commendation for employers who have demonstrated a significant commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). The commendation aims to highlight how providing equal opportunities can unlock...

Malpas’s Barlows left delighted as training arm receives prestigious award from Princess Royal

The training college of a popular Malpas business has been given a prestigious award for the second year running. Barlows and Clifford College based on the Hampton Heath Training Estate, have been awarded the Princess Royal Training Award for the second year in...

Royal seal of approval for nucleargraduates again

A west Cumbrian training organisation is celebrating after scooping an award that recognises excellence in workplace learning programmes for the second time. Lillyhall-based nucleargraduates is one of only 43 recipients from a range of sectors nationally to be given...

A Princess Royal Award for Princess Yachts’ Apprenticeship Programme

South Devon College employer partner, Princess Yachts, are thrilled to announce that they have been awarded a Princess Royal Training Awards for their #Apprenticeship scheme. The awards are selected by HRH The Princess Royal and the President of City & Guilds...

Sharing In Growth programme wins royal training accolade

​Sharing in Growth has been commended by HRH The Princess Royal, President of the City and Guilds Group, by picking up a 2020 Princess Royal Training award. Now in its fifth year, the Princess Royal Training Awards recognise organisations across the UK with...

Springhill Hospice recognised by the Princess Royal Training Awards

Springhill’s Education Team has been chosen to receive one of the prestigious awards thanks to the unique programme made to upskill its own staff along with the wider community in palliative care support. Over 800 individuals have completed the free-of-charge training...

Oldham’s Barlows UK gets Royal seal of approval

Barlows and Clifford College based in Chadderton, Lancashire have been awarded the Princess Royal Training Award for the second year in succession. This prestigious award is presented at St. James’ Palace by HRH Princess Anne in her role as President of the City &...

Oakman Inns’ training scheme gets royal approval for second time

Oakman Inns is to be presented with the annual Princess Royal Training Award, receiving the accolade for the second time in the programme’s five-year history. The City and Guilds Group announced that the pub group will be one of 43 recipients from 39 organisations who...

Oakman Inns to receive royal accolade

Multiple operator Oakman Inns will be presented with an annual Princess Royal Training Award in November. Read more on the Morning Advertiser website: https://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/Article/2020/08/20/Oakman-Inns-Princess-Royal-award and the Rugby Advertiser...

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This