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Princess Royal Training Awards video

Princess Royal Training Awards 2017 now open

The City & Guilds Group is delighted to announce that the Princess Royal Training Awards 2017 are now open for entry until 31 March 2017

The Awards are a unique opportunity for UK organisations to showcase their approach to learning and development and its impact on business performance. Last year, 33 organisations achieved the standard.

Find out more about entering the Awards >

Princess Royal Training Awards recipients honoured at St James’s Palace

On Thursday 24 November, we celebrated the very first Princess Royal Training Awards recipients at St James’s Palace.

The Awards were presented by HRH The Princess Royal and recognise organisations in the UK that have created lasting impact by successfully linking their skills development needs to business performance.

Read more about the Princess Royal Training Awards Ceremony >

Sense & Instability 2016

Government's skills agenda is a case of 'two steps forward, one step back'

The City & Guilds Group launches its update to 2014's Sense & Instability report

Fewer, bigger changes and a more consistent, long-term approach to the skills policymaking are a step in the right direction – but positive steps to align technical and academic education could be jeopardised by failure to get businesses on side, according to the latest research report from the City & Guilds Group.

Read more about the research here >

Veterinary nursing student awarded bursary funding

‘Bursary funding helped Kathryn to complete her veterinary nursing qualification

When Kathryn started her City & Guilds Veterinary Nursing Diploma, she knew it would be challenging. But what she never imagined was that the hardest part would be figuring out how to pay for it.

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Providing women in rural Ghana with teaching and nursing opportunities

AfriKids: Providing women in rural Ghana with teaching and nursing opportunities

Watch the video case study featuring David Pwalua, Director of Programmes at AfriKids Ghana.

AfriKids was awarded funding through the City & Guilds Group's Skills Development Fund to provide training loans and mentoring support for 20 young women in teaching and nursing in Ghana.


Watch the video to find out more >>

Bursary awarded to visually impaired learner Paschal Ekeigwe

Bursary awarded to visually impaired learner Paschal Ekeigwe

The City & Guilds Group helped him purchase an electronic note taker to complete his teaching qualification.

Our bursary programme enabled visually impaired learner, Paschal Ekeigwe, to complete his studies.

Read more here >

Ellie McWilliams, Apprentice, City & Guilds Group

Completing my apprenticeship

Ellie McWilliams has nearly finished her apprenticeship as Group Brand Apprentice. She tells us what she has learnt.

Ellie has nearly finished her apprenticehip. Here she takes a look back on the last year   and tells us what she has learnt, and how she is feeling.

Read about Ellie's journey >

Why businesses across the country are ‘banning the box’

Nicola Inge, Campaign Manager for the employment for excluded groups team at Business in the Community, blogs about 'banning the box'

Earlier this year, the Civil Service joined a growing list of employers to ‘Ban the Box’ in an effort to open up job opportunities for ex-offenders. As one of the country’s largest employers with a workforce of approx 400,000, this decision represents a huge triumph for the millions of people in the UK with a criminal conviction.

Read more from Nicola Inge >

Giving back to the homeless community through volunteering

December 2016

With busy lives it can be really hard for us to find time to volunteer, but giving in simple ways doesn’t just help to improve your health and happiness. It can even teach you new skills – all while supporting communities in need.

As part of the City & Guilds Group’s community investment programmes, all employees are entitled to take part in volunteering opportunities..

Read more from Polly Adamson >