Excellence in People Development (over 20 employees)

Award Criteria and Eligibility

This Award is open to any organisation employing more than 20 people that is operating in Fife, and that can demonstrate that staff training and developing meets employee needs and is closely aligned to the organisation’s long-term growth strategy.

Winning this Award requires you to show that training/development is an integral part of your business, and you plan and execute it with well-defined and measurable objectives in mind.

Guidance Notes

Read the question carefully so you understand what you are being asked.

The word limit for each question is a maximum – don’t feel that you have to use all the words allotted.

The application form is not a grammar test – don’t worry about how good your writing skills are – just concentrate on getting your message across.

Use bullet points if that will help – it will also help you stay within the word limit. 

Don’t use jargon – the judges may not know what it means.

Use examples to demonstrate your claims.   The use of relevant statistics can also help to highlight your achievements but don’t use too many.

The judges are looking for evidence of your passion and enthusiasm, as well as your financial and operational achievements.  

Don't assume that other companies will have an application that is stronger than yours – be confident and apply.