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We’ve won a Princess Royal Training Award

16 Aug 2018

Open Street training facility in the spotlight

We’re really proud to have been awarded one of 48 Princess Royal Training Awards this year  for creating “Open Street” – our new training facility in Bradford.

Open Street, which was opened by the Chancellor Philip Hammond in March, is a purpose-built replica of a typical British street with a mini exchange, houses, businesses, curbs, poles, cabinets and underground chambers. It gives our engineers the opportunity to do real-life training without affecting the live network. And it’s been a resounding success – acting as a catalyst for our greatly increased employee engagement scores and inspection reports calling the training “sector leading”.

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Recognition for our approach to training

The Princess Royal Training Awards is an honour for UK employers that have created a lasting impact by successfully linking their skills development needs to business performance.

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"Open Street gives our engineers the opportunity to do real-life training without affecting the live network."

Just 47 other businesses from a wide range of sectors have achieved the Princess Royal Training Awards standard of excellence in training in 2018. The announcement follows the adjudication of the Princess Royal Training Awards Commission, which is made up of seven leading figures from the business and learning and development community, as well as HRH the Princess Royal, who’s the President of the City & Guilds Group.