IPG Health Medical Communications’ industry-leading early career training programme, Fuel (Future Experts and Leaders), has received an Princess Royal Training Award for delivering sustainable training to new recruits in the healthcare comms sector.
The awards recognise organisations that demonstrate exceptional commitment to learning and development.
Building on the network’s distinguishing proactive career management (PCM) approach, IPG Health Medical Communications introduced Fuel in 2021 to equip trainees with the skills, experiences, and networks needed to successfully launch their careers.
Over 120 associates have taken part in the programme in the UK, so far. Associates are either office-based in Macclesfield, Manchester, Glasgow, Oxford, or London, or access the programme remotely. In a survey, 100% of associates reported that the programme met their expectations.
HRH The Princess Royal, President of the City and Guilds of London Institute, awarded IPG Health Medical Communications at a ceremony at St. James’ Palace in recognition of its outstanding training and skills development programme, proven to have had a significant positive impact on their organisation and people.
Caroline Smith, executive director, talent said: “Here at IPG Health Medical Communications, we are driven by a healthy obsession with doing what’s right for our clients, their brands, and our people. We take our responsibility seriously when it comes to ensuring our people have endless opportunities to grow, develop new skills, and be challenged in a variety of ways. Fuel is our latest initiative to this end, and to have it recognised as one of the top training programmes in the industry and across the UK is a great source of pride for all of us.”
Charlie Buckwell, chief medical communications officer said: “Fuel is a pioneering programme which reflects our commitment to leadership in Medical Communications, and to providing world-class careers for the people in our team. To achieve this recognition by the HRH Princess Royal Training Award inspires us to go even further.”
Now in its eighth year, The Princess Royal Training Awards continue to recognise organisations that truly demonstrate exceptional commitment to learning and development. With skills shortages across the UK increasing and job vacancies doubling, creating engaging learning programmes to grow and retain new and existing talent has never been more crucial.