The benefits of entering The Princess Royal Training Awards

rebecca carpenter

Rebecca Carpenter

Managing Consultant, Boost Awards

Why applying for the right award can have disproportionate impact for your business

The past two years have had impacts and implications like no other for many businesses and across most sectors. As we return to whatever ‘business-as-usual’ looks like for us, many businesses are now looking for external recognition as a way to develop a USP in a competitive marketplace and achieving an award is a great way to do this. However, when it comes to deciding which award to apply for, there are many things to consider. How is the award viewed across your industry? What cost implications are there? If you get the award, what happens next? How much time does it take to apply?

Whilst only you can decide what’s most important when considering all of the different options available, consider checking out feedback from people who have already been through the process, as they will be able to tell you what the entire experience is like and the benefits that have come through achieving the award.

 

Royal recognition

The Princess Royal Training Awards feels to have a few points of difference to other award programmes. The awards take their name from the President of the City & Guilds of London Institute and HRH The Princess Royal is actively involved in the process. As well as reviewing the recommendations from assessors as to who should be put forward for an award, in previous years recipients have received their award from HRH Princess Anne at a prestigious awards ceremony.

The awards are free to enter from start to finish and any organisation which applies and doesn’t get the award, gets very detailed feedback which can be used to both develop their training programme and apply again in a future year. For those that do go on to achieve the award, the journey doesn’t end there and recipients are invited to join an active alumni network of 500+ members who all believe in the power of investing in learning and development.

princess royal training awards alumni

“The Alumni events are incredibly useful and I always prioritise them. Learning from other Award recipients continues to give me food for thought and has shaped and bolstered our own training approach and delivery.
2018 Award Recipient

Impact on your business

When it comes to the impact of receiving a Princess Royal Training Award:

  • 88% of award recipients state that achieving an award led to increased confidence in their approach to L&D
  • 64% of award recipients state that achieving the award has helped to secure investment for future training programmes
  • 100% of award recipients said that the award helped them demonstrate the value of L&D.

Previous recipients

Indeed Legal & General applied for a Princess Royal Training Award in 2018 for their Step Forward programme which focused on upskilling staff at grades 1-3. Achieving the award led to an increased budget for the L&D team to develop other training interventions. For the Step Forward programme itself, 97 out of 138 trainees have progressed in their careers at Legal and General since undertaking the training, with 44 of these being promoted to grade 4 roles. Fourteen attendees have since left the business, but Legal & General see this as a positive and they encourage progression even if that means employees moving on.

Caring Homes believe in the impact of the Princess Royal Training Awards so much that they have achieved the award four times for different programmes. Gaining the award has led to an increase in staff and budget investment for the L&D team so they have been able to develop new programmes and put these forwards for an award too.

princess royal training awards recipients

Award recipient 2021 – MPCT believe receiving The Princess Royal Training Award has given immense value to their business.

Entering The Princess Royal Training Awards

Whatever your requirements when you consider applying for an award, make sure that the benefits outweigh the time and resources needed to apply. The Princess Royal Training Awards have a robust application process and are evidence-based thus meaning it takes time to apply. But we think that the prestige of the awards and the fact that you can say you deliver royally-recognised training if you achieve one, means that they are worthwhile and clearly many recipients agree. I can speak from personal experience when I say they have a friendly support team in place and lots of ways to support you throughout the whole process.

For more information why not join the March virtual support workshop or tea and chat session to find out more?: https://www.princessroyaltrainingawards.com/help-and-support/

I wish you the best of luck with your entry – Applications close 31 March 2022.

Becki

Useful links:
The Princess Royal Training Awards website https://www.princessroyaltrainingawards.com/
Details for the workshops and webinars https://www.princessroyaltrainingawards.com/help-and-support/
Alumni network https://www.princessroyaltrainingawards.com/alumni/
Recipients 2021 https://www.princessroyaltrainingawards.com/2021-recipients/
Boost’s award writing services https://boost-awards.co.uk/ 

The benefits of entering The Princess Royal Training Awards

rebecca carpenter

Rebecca Carpenter

Managing Consultant, Boost Awards

Why applying for the right award can have disproportionate impact for your business

The past two years have had impacts and implications like no other for many businesses and across most sectors. As we return to whatever ‘business-as-usual’ looks like for us, many businesses are now looking for external recognition as a way to develop a USP in a competitive marketplace and achieving an award is a great way to do this. However, when it comes to deciding which award to apply for, there are many things to consider. How is the award viewed across your industry? What cost implications are there? If you get the award, what happens next? How much time does it take to apply?

Whilst only you can decide what’s most important when considering all of the different options available, consider checking out feedback from people who have already been through the process, as they will be able to tell you what the entire experience is like and the benefits that have come through achieving the award. 

Royal recognition

The Princess Royal Training Awards feels to have a few points of difference to other award programmes. The awards take their name from the President of the City & Guilds of London Institute and HRH The Princess Royal is actively involved in the process. As well as reviewing the recommendations from assessors as to who should be put forward for an award, in previous years recipients have received their award from HRH Princess Anne at a prestigious awards ceremony.

The awards are free to enter from start to finish and any organisation which applies and doesn’t get the award, gets very detailed feedback which can be used to both develop their training programme and apply again in a future year. For those that do go on to achieve the award, the journey doesn’t end there and recipients are invited to join an active alumni network of 500+ members who all believe in the power of investing in learning and development.

princess royal training awards alumni

“The Alumni events are incredibly useful and I always prioritise them. Learning from other Award recipients continues to give me food for thought and has shaped and bolstered our own training approach and delivery.
2018 Award Recipient

Impact on your business

When it comes to the impact of receiving a Princess Royal Training Award:

  • 88% of award recipients state that achieving an award led to increased confidence in their approach to L&D
  • 64% of award recipients state that achieving the award has helped to secure investment for future training programmes
  • 100% of award recipients said that the award helped them demonstrate the value of L&D.

Previous recipients

Indeed Legal & General applied for a Princess Royal Training Award in 2018 for their Step Forward programme which focused on upskilling staff at grades 1-3. Achieving the award led to an increased budget for the L&D team to develop other training interventions. For the Step Forward programme itself, 97 out of 138 trainees have progressed in their careers at Legal and General since undertaking the training, with 44 of these being promoted to grade 4 roles. Fourteen attendees have since left the business, but Legal & General see this as a positive and they encourage progression even if that means employees moving on.

Caring Homes believe in the impact of the Princess Royal Training Awards so much that they have achieved the award four times for different programmes. Gaining the award has led to an increase in staff and budget investment for the L&D team so they have been able to develop new programmes and put these forwards for an award too.

princess royal training awards recipients

Award recipient 2021 – MPCT believe receiving The Princess Royal Training Award has given immense value to their business.

Entering The Princess Royal Training Awards

Whatever your requirements when you consider applying for an award, make sure that the benefits outweigh the time and resources needed to apply. The Princess Royal Training Awards have a robust application process and are evidence-based thus meaning it takes time to apply. But we think that the prestige of the awards and the fact that you can say you deliver royally-recognised training if you achieve one, means that they are worthwhile and clearly many recipients agree. I can speak from personal experience when I say they have a friendly support team in place and lots of ways to support you throughout the whole process.

For more information why not join the March virtual support workshop or tea and chat session to find out more?: https://www.princessroyaltrainingawards.com/help-and-support/

I wish you the best of luck with your entry – Applications close 31 March 2022.

Becki

Useful links:
The Princess Royal Training Awards website https://www.princessroyaltrainingawards.com/
Details for the workshops and webinars https://www.princessroyaltrainingawards.com/help-and-support/
Alumni network https://www.princessroyaltrainingawards.com/alumni/
Recipients 2021 https://www.princessroyaltrainingawards.com/2021-recipients/
Boost’s award writing services https://boost-awards.co.uk/ 

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