The People Development Programme of the Year Award is presented to a private sector enterprise that has implemented a proactive, large-scale People Development Programme for their employees – whether to a significant target group or enterprise-wide – that can show demonstrable business impact and performance improvement for the organisation (Note: Apprenticeship Programmes have a separate category).

The judges will be looking for evidence of a lasting impact on the organisation.


The judges will be seeking clear differentiators from other entrants to the award, evidence of innovation, effective needs analysis and verification, learner and sponsor support, client satisfaction, sustained organisational impact and a strong proposition in response to the challenge ‘what sustained impact did it make on the overall performance of the staff within the enterprise?’


You are requested to structure your submission in a way that covers the sections below. Each section will be reviewed by the judges during the short-listing phase and the submission will be scored. Please ensure that you observe the strict word count criteria below.

  • Overview – a brief description of the programme and the enterprise’s expectations and requirements. Explain how you became involved and how the programme was initiated. (Maximum 200 words)
  • Description of the key challenges, and the approaches adopted – consider the following points within your submission: needs analysis, sourcing strategies, solution development, project planning, service delivery, learner engagement, sponsor engagement, sustained performance outcomes, innovation, overall business impact over time and key lessons learned. (Maximum 250 words)
  • Outcomes – what were the key performance metrics and results, both in terms of business impact and, also, in terms of meeting stakeholder expectations? Is any follow up planned? (Maximum 250 words)
  • Achievement – what do you consider to be your core achievements on this programme? What is the lasting impact on the organisation? Can you separate your team’s role and contribution, and why do you believe that this is the year that it should be People Development Programme of the Year? (Minimum 200 words; maximum 400 words)
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