Ao.com

Ao.com have been a proud supporter of the DofE since 2012 and offer their young employees the opportunity to do their Gold DofE.

As a leading online electrical retailer, ao.com is always on the lookout for fresh new thinkers to join its thriving team. As a business that sees its people as leaders of the future, ao.com has made it its mission to keep them happy, growing and developing as they progress through their careers.

Many of its team members at ao.com began their careers in departments and roles completely different to the ones they work in today. Its employee progression programme allows ao.com use its staff to their full potential – promoting from within to ensure everyone’s happy.

Ao.com also offers young staff the chance to do their Gold DofE while working with there. It currently has 54 employees doing their DofE, with the first due to complete this year.

“The essence of the DofE is about giving people independence, confidence and skills they wouldn’t normally have acquired and to make people ready for the world. Having something like this actually speaks a lot more about what you are like as an individual. It shows commitment over a period of time, the willingness to become independent and demonstrate a lot of the skills we are looking for as a business.”

– John Roberts, Founder and Former CEO of ao.com