Awards

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Royal visits round-up and new partnerships announced

Royal visits round-up and new partnerships announced

Two Princess Royal Training Awards recipients receive a royal visit! Over the past few months, HRH The Princess Royal has continued to actively support the work of City & Guilds and paid official visits to Princess Royal Training Awards recipients.  The Awards recognise employers who can evidence the impact staff development has on their organisation and people. Veolia The Princess Royal visited Veolia’s Southwark Integrated Waste Management Facility where she undertook a tour of the...

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City & Guilds announce new accreditation partnership with The Prince’s Foundation

City & Guilds announce new accreditation partnership with The Prince’s Foundation

In recognition of their shared commitment to the preservation of heritage craft skills, City & Guilds and The Prince’s Foundation have today announced a new partnership which will see students on a variety of the charity’s training courses receive internationally recognised qualifications accredited by the global leader in skills development. Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Princess Royal attended a celebration at Dumfries House in Ayrshire that recognised the first...

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Outstanding careers – City & Guilds as a golden thread

Outstanding careers – City & Guilds as a golden thread

Prince Philip Medal… and the medallist is Craig Thomson This award inaugurated by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh back in 1962 recognises an individual who has followed the City & Guilds path and has achieved significant success in their field or profession. This year we are delighted to recognise the career of Craig Thomson FCGI, Director, HMP Kilmarnock. Craig started his career journey over 30 years ago with a City & Guilds Prison Officer/Custodial Care qualification. Since then he has...

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Interview with… Damien McKnight

Interview with… Damien McKnight

‘Michael!  We haven’t had our letter, were we successful?’  Deep intake of breath… this is the call you don’t want to take. ‘We didn’t did we? And I know why - too soon and not enough evidence!’    And from that very perceptive response by Damien McKnight, Training Apprenticeship & Development Manager at Dovecote Park evolved two future very successful applications in 2018 and 2020 for recognition through the Princess Royal...

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UK businesses’ training is recognised by HRH The Princess Royal on her 70th birthday

UK businesses’ training is recognised by HRH The Princess Royal on her 70th birthday

HRH The Princess Royal, President of City & Guilds Group, recognises organisations whose training has delivered measurable business impact Businesses continue to deliver excellent training programmes in the Princess Royal Training Award’s fifth year, despite the impact of Covid Recipients from a wealth of sectors including health and social care, manufacturing, public sector and technology all proved the value of investing in L&D to address a wide range of business needs. 14 August...

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United by purpose – a letter to Princess Royal Training Awards applicants from Princess Anne

United by purpose – a letter to Princess Royal Training Awards applicants from Princess Anne

It’s fair to say, that no one alive has ever experienced a time like this.  You have to go back to the post-WW1 flu, the cholera epidemics that would lead to modern sanitation, The Black Death and the great plagues.  For all of us, it really is unprecedented, and it has led to us adopting working practices that would have been impossible not that long ago. In fact, before the advent of modern technology and the digital age, this would have been truly catastrophic.  We simply wouldn’t have been...

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