Why the DofE is important to us
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award provides our apprentices with important life skills to make a positive impact within our business. These include communication, leadership and teamworking skills amongst many others. British Gas has seen the DofE having a significant impact on our apprentice population and by running this alongside our award winning apprenticeship schemes our customers have benefited from excellent engineers who are able to empathise and take ownership for every job. In 2007 we introduced Gold DofE programmes as an integral part of our award winning engineering apprenticeship scheme. The DofE is an ideal fit with our values, Do what’s right, Be extraordinary together and Love simplicity.
Simon Eastwood - National Assurance Manager, Quality and Design, British Gas
It was such a privilege to collect my Gold DofE Award at St James’s Palace and be part of something so special. Achieving my Gold DofE was extremely challenging, but I’ve become more confident as a person, excelled in my role and it’s opened up doors within British Gas already. I’d recommend the DofE to all young people.
Kirsty Williams, Engineer - British Gas Thatcham Academy