What the DofE means to us

We’re enormously proud of our staff, many of whom have worked for us for over 25 years, showing just how dedicated and loyal a team we create. Hear from our HR Director and one of our employees who have completed their DofE, as to what the DofE means to them and our business…

Seeing a potential employee has completed their Duke of Edinburgh's Award automatically makes them stand out in the crowd. It shows that there is more about them than just qualifications. We would see a young person with a DofE Award as much more likely to be a team player, sociable, have the ability to achieve goals and most importantly, love a challenge! These are all key skills required to be successful in a career at Bernard Matthews.
Andrew Sherwood - HR Director, Bernard Matthews
The great thing about The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is the variety of things you get to do. From gaining social and confidence skills, to planning and learning about responsibility, it was both character building and helpful in a practical sense, paving the way for skills needed in my career.
Eleanor Platt – HR Assistant, Bernard Matthews

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