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Winners of Human Capital Awards announced

The CBI / Real FD magazine Human Capital Awards were presented last week at London's Hilton Park Lane.

Susan Anderson, CBI director of human resources policy and a member of the Human Capital Awards judging panel, said: "Many congratulations to the winners. Each one has demonstrated that excellent people management really delivers better bottom line performance."

The Human Capital Awards winners across the eight categories were:

  • Innovative Ways of Working - Arriva
  • Service - Nationwide Building Society
  • Education, Skills and Leadership - Schaeffler (UK)
  • Managing Change - BMW Group Plant Oxford
  • Growing Business - Genset
  • Global Achievement - The Royal Bank of Scotland
  • The People's Champion Award - Philip Williamson, chief executive, Nationwide Building Society
  • The People's Organisation - KPMG

Training centre undergoes major refurbishment

Training organisation Farnham Castle has announced the major upgrade of its training facilities based at the historic 12th century castle in Farnham, Surrey.

The refurbishment project, spread over a two year period, has been funded in part by a £1 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to cover repairs to the fabric and appearance of the buildings as well as improvements to training rooms, dining and kitchen facilities.

Universities and colleges to host pre-teacher training courses

New opportunities for graduates to become maths and science teachers are now available through pre-training enhancement courses to be run at universities and colleges across the country, starting in January 2007.

The maths, physics and chemistry enhancement courses are for graduates who have an A level in the subject, a related degree or relevant occupational experience. The intensive, six month courses are designed to allow them to develop and extend their knowledge before training to teach. To be eligible, candidates must have secured a place on an accredited secondary initial teacher training programme.

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