Zenith, the UK’s leading independent leasing fleet management and vehicle outsourcing company, has earned national recognition from HRH The Princess Royal, winning a Princess Royal Training Award for its leading apprenticeship programme.
Delivered by the City and Guilds Group, the Princess Royal Training Awards honours organisations in the UK and Ireland showing exceptional commitment to learning and development. Applicants were assessed by a commission comprising of HRH The Princess Royal and seven leading figures in the business and training community.
Zenith is one of 53 organisations achieving national acclaim, with the company being credited for the continued development of its apprenticeship programme.
Suzie Moody, Learning and Development Manager at Zenith, said: “At Zenith, we’re always looking at ways to evolve our apprenticeship programme to ensure our business and the wider industry can engage and nurture the next generation of talent, while combatting any potential skills gaps we may face in the future.
“As such, we’re investing heavily in our programme, culminating in the hiring of our largest ever apprenticeship cohort. I’m over the moon that this continued hard work has resulted in national recognition, and it truly underlines our commitment and passion to provide the best learning and development opportunities in the industry.”
Other winners include Royal Mail Group, Pret a Manger and IBM, and the award will be presented in a ceremony on 23rd November 2023.
Kirstie Donnelly MBE, Chief Executive of City & Guilds said: “It’s encouraging to see such a diverse range of employers continuing to apply for a Princess Royal Training Award. Despite the obvious challenges in recent years, they have shown unwavering dedication to nurturing their workforce through outstanding training and skills development, resulting in a lasting positive impact.
“As skills shortages and job vacancies rise, investing in training and development can help to increase productivity and harness and retain talent for future growth. Not only is this good for business and the workforce – it is also beneficial for wider society and contributes to thriving local economies. These organisations exemplify the transformative power of investing in people, and we are honoured to celebrate their accomplishments.”