Get Your Training Recognised - Princess Royal Training Award Workshop

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Does Your Training Have Star Quality? If so this Award is for you...

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.

City & Guilds 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. And this is a great opportunity to learn about the award, what it means, how to apply and the benefits in an intimate workshop and presentation with the developers of the Award.

If you want to get your organisation recognised for its training and commitment to learning and development of its staff then this is an award not to be missed and will mark your organisation as a company people want to work for.

Don't think it is for you? Read the below testimonial:

"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

What is the Award for?

The Princess Royal Training Awards is an honour for employers in the UK who have created outstanding training and skills development programmes which have resulted in exceptional commercial benefits. The awards are delivered by the City & Guilds Group, global leaders in skills development.

What is required to apply for the Award?

To apply for the Award, you and your company need to demonstrate how the training initiative has been innovative, timely and effective in meeting business needs and in supporting the growth of employees. In preparation for your application, consider:

  • Which of your training, learning and development initiatives is the most outstanding?

  • What is the initiative, and what is it meant to achieve?

  • How does it encourage training best practice to support the organisation?

  • How does it help employees and/or volunteers?

  • How does the initiative promote your organisation’s commitment to learning and skills development?

What does the application process involve?

Come along to this training day and learn the details, ask questions and gain support from experts on the Award in order to give you and your organisation application the very best chance of success. This event is fully funded and therefore there is no better opportunity to highlight the great work of you and your business in investing in its people. Want to know more before you come along, click here: More information about applying

Benefits of the Award

Applying for a Princess Royal Training Award will provide you with the opportunity to reflect on what you have achieved through your investment in training. The Awards team provide you with one-to-one support through the application process and all applicants receive tailored written feedback on their application. Achieving this prestigious award allows you to be externally recognised for your achievements and sets you apart from your competitors.

Recipients of the award are invited to display the award logo on their websites, business and recruitment communications and products, bringing industry-wide recognition. You will also join the Princess Royal Training Awards Alumni providing access to a network of award holders who, like you, believe in the huge value of training and development.

How to apply for the Award?

The awards are free to enter and are open to organisations of all sizes, and from all sectors in the UK. Entrants will receive tailored support throughout the application process. Applications are open from 02 January – 31 March 2020. A prestigious awards ceremony to celebrate those who receive the award will take place in the autumn.

Some words from the President of the Award - HRH The Princess Royal

The awards are supported by City & Guilds President, HRH The Princess Royal, who is a keen advocate of skills development.

‘Many employers are making positive contributions to our wider communities and economies by up-skilling and empowering their employees. The Princess Royal Training Awards provide a platform for such employers, giving them the accolade they deserve.’

HRH The Princess Royal is the president of The City and Guilds of London Institute, the founding organisation for the City & Guilds Group and its businesses.

The awards are delivered by the City & Guilds Foundation, which was set up to amplify the work we do across the City & Guilds Group; removing some of the biggest barriers to jobs, celebrating best practice on the job, and advocating for jobs of the future.

The City & Guilds Group works with education providers, employers and governments in over 100 countries across the world to help people, businesses and economies grow by shaping skills systems and supporting skills development. Our brands include City & Guilds, ILM, Kineo, The Oxford Group and Gen2 / Intertrain.

The Awards Ceremony

The Princess Royal Training Awards ceremony takes place in the Autumn at a Royal palace, usually at St James’s Palace.

What are the key hallmarks of a suitable Award winner?

To learn more about the standards and criteria which are used to evaluate applications for the Awards click here: Learn more

Agenda for the Day TBC:

09:30 Doors Open – Registration, Breakfast Goods, Tea and Coffee

10:00 New Anglia Growth Hub – how can we help you? *

10:15 The Princess Royal Training Awards - workshop

- What is it about, the benefits, the outcomes

- What it covers

- The application and assessment

- Support and process

12:30 Close


What are my parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is plenty of parking on site which should be free, please report to reception should there be any issues and inform them that you were with our event. Please park in the designated spaces only.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email if you have any questions or queries.

What will be done with the information I supply?

Your information will be stored on Eventbrite according to Eventbrite’s terms and conditions. Upon arrival you will be required to sign in on our attendance sheet, this is to provide evidence of your attendance and will be kept on the server as evidence for our ERDF funding. After your attendance will be stored on the secure Growth Hub CRM system. This is required in order to provide evidence of your attendance and eligibility for the course. This will be kept to the statutory dates any only accessible to Growth Programme and authorised personnel. If you request further contact from an adviser post this event they will use this information to contact you and log any future interactions, again to evidence for ERDF funding.

As this is a joint event, but the training award programme is run and managed by the City & Guilds Group, the information you supply will be shared with City & Guilds and this will be managed by them under their own data and privacy policy which you can see and review here:

State Aid Declaration

This event is delivered, free of charge, to SMEs (SME is defined as an Enterprise with fewer than 250 employees and has either an annual balance sheet not exceeding 43m Euro or Annual Turnover not exceeding £50m) other restrictions may apply. This support is being provided as de minimis aid under EC Regulation 1407/2013 (De Minimis Aid Regulation). The value of this support has been calculated as £70.83.

Please note: This is not a request for payment; we are merely required to notify you of the value, which will be relevant if you wish to apply or have applied for any other de minimis State Aid in the future. There is a ceiling of €200,000 for all de minimis aid provided to anyone organisation over a three fiscal year period (i.e. your current fiscal year and previous two fiscal years).

This event, as with all the New Anglia Growth Hub events, is suited and intended for businesses already running and established. Please refer to courses by NWES and MENTA for courses more suited for those businesses who are pre-start or have been trading for less than 12 months

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