Princess Royal Training Award (PRTA) for outstanding commitment to workplace training
Veolia has been recognised for outstanding commitment to workplace training by gaining a Princess Royal Training Award (PRTA) for its recent initiative: Respect at Work. The awards were presented by HRH Princess Anne, at a ceremony held at St James’s Palace in London last night - 30 October.
The Princess Royal Training Awards (PRTAs) recognises employers whose training and development programmes have had a direct impact on business performance and show compelling, irrefutable evidence of how training has directly influenced business results.
Veolia had identified the verbal and physical abuse of their employees by members of the public as a significant issue and designed the wide ranging training programme. The programme was implemented by the dedicated People Development team and a training bus that was deployed across the UK in order to maximise reach across operational sites. These were supported by a project team with representatives from HR, QHS and Communications. After around 3,500 employees completed Respect at Work training, the company received an unprecedented positive feedback rate of 99% from those who answered the survey, with 97% saying they had learned a new skill.
Now in their fourth year, the Princess Royal Training Awards Commission recognised 48 workplace learning programmes for an award in 2019. Established by global skills development body: City & Guilds Group, the PRTAs recognise employers with outstanding training and development programmes that have had a direct impact on business performance. Organisations that met the standard in 2019 range from global firms such as Veolia, to local businesses with fewer than 50 employees.