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List of UK HR Awards and Training Awards

This is the world’s best list of UK HR Awards and Training Awards. It includes all the most credible national HR Awards and Recruitment Awards such as The Personnel Today Awards, HR Excellence Awards, The CIPD People Management Awards, The HR Distinction Awards and The Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to Work For. It also features Employee Benefits Awards,The National Diversity Awards, LGBT Awards, UK Employee Experience Awards and The Social Mobility Index. UK Training awards include The TJ Awards and The Learning Awards among many others.   

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Award nameDeadline DateAwarding DateIndustryRegion
Global Equality & Diversity Awards4th Sep22nd OctHR & TrainingInternational
National Online Recruitment Awards (NORAs)6th Sep18th NovHR & TrainingUK
The International Engage Awards 7th Sep3rd DecHR & TrainingInternational
Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Program10th Sep27th JanHR & TrainingInternational
UK Coaching Awards10th Sep3rd DecHR & TrainingUK
The Rewards11th Sep8th DecHR & TrainingInternational
Training Magazine’s Training Top 125 Award14th Sep22nd FebHR & TrainingInternational
The Digiday WorkLife Awards18th Sep~14th NovHR & TrainingInternational
The FT OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Models Lists18th Sep~25th OctHR & TrainingUK
The Learning Awards25th Sep18th FebHR & TrainingInternational
The National Apprenticeship Awards25th Sep~28th NovHR & TrainingUK Top Training Companies30th Sep~8th AprHR & TrainingInternational
Top Employer Institute Certification Programme 30th Sep~30th JanHR & TrainingInternational
Learning Excellence Awards
The Learning Excellence Awards are UK business awards for the whole business training/learning & development sector
30th Sep27th NovHR & TrainingUK
HR Brilliance Awards 2nd Oct3rd DecHR & TrainingUK
Internal Communications Brilliance Awards2nd Oct3rd DecHR & TrainingUK
Baxendale UK Employee Ownership Awards~10th Oct~19th NovHR & TrainingUK
National Centre for Diversity NCFD Grand Awards ~13th Oct~16th JanHR & TrainingUK
World's Best Workplaces~14th Oct~15th OctHR & TrainingInternational
Inclusive Top 50 Employers14th Oct~28th NovHR & TrainingUK
Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence ~15th Oct~13th JulHR & TrainingInternational
Rainbow Honours~16th Oct~4th DecHR & TrainingUK
HR in Hospitality Awards for Excellence~26th Oct~27th SepHR & TrainingUK
RAD Awards (Recruitment Advertising)~27th Oct~30th JanHR & TrainingUK
The Peer Award for Excellence in People & Performance~1st Nov~28th FebHR & TrainingInternational
ATD BEST Awards ~6th Nov~5th DecHR & TrainingInternational
REBA Employee Wellbeing Awards ~14th Nov~4th MarHR & TrainingUK
Great Place to Work~15th Nov~27th AprHR & TrainingInternational
The Firm Awards~15th Nov~19th MarHR & TrainingInternational
BITC Gender Equality Awards~22nd Nov~30th AprHR & TrainingInternational
British LGBT Awards ~22nd Nov~29th MayHR & TrainingUK
SGUK National Health and Safety Awards~22nd Nov~30th JanHR & TrainingUK Top Employer Awards27th Nov~7th NovHR & TrainingUK
Employer Brand Management Awards ~29th Nov~13th MarHR & TrainingUK
The IFTDO Global HRD Awards~30th Nov~18th MarHR & TrainingInternational
Diversity Champion Award and International Inclusion Award~1st Dec~1st JanHR & TrainingInternational
Sword of Honour4th Dec~22nd NovHR & TrainingUK
Globe of Honour4th Dec~22nd NovHR & TrainingUK
The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards~5th Dec9th AugHR & TrainingUK
Best Places to Work (Business Intelligence Group)~6th Dec~10th FebHR & TrainingInternational
Incentive Magazine Motivation Masters Awards~10th Dec~29th JanHR & TrainingInternational
British Ex-Forces in Business Awards~12th Dec~20th MayHR & TrainingUK
ONREC Online Recruitment Awards~14th Dec~5th MarHR & TrainingUK
Workplace Wellbeing Index~14th Dec~11th AprHR & TrainingUK
British Diversity Awards~14th Dec~26th MarHR & TrainingUK
ATD Innovation in Talent Development Award~15th Dec~17th MayHR & TrainingInternational
BITC Diversity Intelligence~31st Dec~31st JanHR & TrainingUK
The GEO Awards ~10th Jan~11th AprHR & TrainingInternational
PPMA Excellence in People Management Awards ~13th Jan~31st MarHR & TrainingUK
The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For22nd Jan15th MayHR & TrainingUK
The EMpower Ethnic Minority Role Model Lists~24th Jan~21st NovHR & TrainingInternational
TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards~24th Jan~2nd AprHR & TrainingUK
National Mentoring Awards~27th Jan~1st MarHR & TrainingUK
The Recruiter Awards~29th Jan24th SepHR & TrainingUK
UK Employee Experience Awards~31st Jan10th SepHR & TrainingUK
BSIF Safety Awards~31st Jan~29th AprHR & TrainingUK
The Safety & Health Excellence Awards~31st Jan~29th AprHR & TrainingUK
Conscious Employer Awards~1st Feb~22nd MarHR & TrainingUK
Employee Benefits Awards~7th Feb29th OctHR & TrainingUK
International Safety Awards (British Safety Council)~7th Feb~29th MayHR & TrainingInternational
Pitman Training Super Achievers Awards ~15th Feb~29th MarHR & TrainingUK
HPMA Excellence Awards~18th Feb~4th JunHR & TrainingUK
Corporate Adviser Awards~28th Feb~2nd JulHR & TrainingUK
Working Families Best Practice Awards ~28th Feb~20th JunHR & TrainingUK
The Rally Awards~28th Feb~23rd AprHR & TrainingInternational
The Stonewall Global Workplace Equality Index ~2nd Mar~15th JulHR & TrainingInternational
Institute of Student Employers ISE Awards~2nd Mar~30th JunHR & TrainingUK
Refinitiv Global Diversity & Inclusion Index~5th Mar~30th JunHR & TrainingInternational
Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative RIDI Awards ~9th Mar~4th JunHR & TrainingUK
IELA International E-Learning Awards - Business Division~10th Mar~12th JunHR & TrainingInternational
Tomorrow's Health and Safety Awards ~13th Mar~1st AprHR & TrainingUK
Relocate Awards ~13th Mar~12th MayHR & TrainingInternational
The EFMD Excellence in Practice (EiP) Awards~15th Mar~15th NovHR & TrainingInternational
This Can Happen Awards~19th Mar7th OctHR & TrainingUK
DIVA Awards~20th Mar~24th AprHR & TrainingUK
The ALT Learning Technologist of the Year Awards~25th Mar10th SepHR & TrainingUK
Gartner Communications Awards~27th Mar~1st MayHR & TrainingInternational
The Student Employee of the Year Awards (SEOTY)~27th Mar~2nd JulHR & TrainingUK
Princess Royal Training Awards ~31st Mar~24th NovHR & TrainingUK
The enei Awards (Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion)~31st Mar~8th JulHR & TrainingUK
Pink News Awards~15th Apr~17th OctHR & TrainingUK
Pillar World Awards ~17th Apr19th OctHR & TrainingInternational
Great Place to Work - UK's Best Workplaces for Women ~30th Apr~3rd JulHR & TrainingUK
Workplace Savings & Benefits (WSB) Awards~7th May14th OctHR & TrainingUK
Brandon Hall Excellence in Human Capital Management Program~8th May~5th FebHR & TrainingInternational
The HR Distinction Awards~14th May15th SepHR & TrainingUK
Global Recruiter Industry Awards~14th May~2nd JulHR & TrainingUK
Institute of Internal Communication Awards (IoIC)~14th May25th SepHR & TrainingUK
National Diversity Awards ~18th May25th SepHR & TrainingUK
The CIPD People Management Awards~28th May28th SepHR & TrainingUK
Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) Circle of Excellence Awards ~29th May~18th JulHR & TrainingInternational
ICF International Prism Award ~1st Jun~25th AugHR & TrainingInternational
IELA International E-Learning Awards - Academic Division~7th Jun~25th SepHR & TrainingInternational
Ragan's Top Women in HR Awards~10th Jun31st JulHR & TrainingInternational
Kantar Inclusion Index~12th Jun~24th SepHR & TrainingInternational
The Engagement Excellence Awards~16th Jun~16th OctHR & TrainingUK
The Global Healthy Workplace Awards (GHWAwards)~18th Jun20th NovHR & TrainingInternational
Personnel Today Awards~19th Jun17th NovHR & TrainingUK
ABP Workforce Experience Awards~19th Jun14th OctHR & TrainingUK
Recruitment Marketing Awards~19th Jun29th OctHR & TrainingUK
Asian Apprenticeship Awards ~26th Jun23rd NovHR & TrainingUK
Social Mobility Index ~26th Jun~11th OctHR & TrainingUK
BAME Apprenticeship Awards~26th Jun24th NovHR & TrainingUK
HR Excellence Awards (HR Magazine)~30th Jun29th OctHR & TrainingUK
The TALiNT International Annual Recruitment Awards (TIARAs)~3rd Jul21st OctHR & TrainingInternational
APSCo Awards for Excellence~9th Jul~8th OctHR & TrainingUK
Britain's Healthiest Workplace ~10th Jul~15th NovHR & TrainingUK
The Stevie Awards for Great Employers 22nd Jul4th NovHR & TrainingInternational
The Learning Technologies Awards 31st Jul18th NovHR & TrainingInternational
Inspiration in HR Award 31st Jul25th NovHR & TrainingUK
Online Learning Consortium Fellows Program31st Jul~19th NovHR & TrainingInternational
Investing in Ethnicity Awards31st Jul30th OctHR & TrainingUK
The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers1st Aug1st SepHR & TrainingUK
The Inclusive Companies Awards14th Aug~28th NovHR & TrainingUK
Not a Red Card Awards14th Aug4th NovHR & TrainingUK
Recruiter Investing in Talent Awards 14th Aug11th DecHR & TrainingUK
The Investors in People Awards23rd Aug24th NovHR & TrainingUK
In-house Recruitment Awards for Excellence31st Aug2nd DecHR & TrainingUK
The Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards31st Aug~10th DecHR & TrainingInternational

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