Employers believe in you

We asked UK employers to endorse the skills and attributes such as resilience, commitment, self-motivation and team working that young people with a DofE Award bring to the workplace.

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Abellio Group
Dominic Booth, UK MD
“A DofE Award is a fantastic achievement and also an extremely valuable attribute, encompassing a positive set of transferable skills.”
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Active International
Dean Wilson, Chief Executive of Europe and Australia
“DofE helps young people gain skills that employers value – problem solving, teamwork, communication and curiosity. These are attributes that we look for.”
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Admiral Scaffolding
Terry Withers, MD
“The DofE encourages participants to develop their ability to use their initiative to solve problems and effectively manage themselves and their time.”
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Amey
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Anglo American PLC
Tony Filmer, Former Acting HR Group Director
“The DofE is a great way for young individuals to develop their self-confidence, leadership and teamwork skills in preparation for the challenges of life.”
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APCOA parking (UK) Ltd
Glen Horton, Head of HR
“We value DofE Award holders.”
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ARM
Jenny Duvalier, Former EVP of People
“We believe work should be fun and we learn every day through experiences. The DofE encourages collaboration, tenacity and communication skills.”
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Arqiva
John Druce, Learning and Development Manager
“On a CV the DofE shows that the individual has taken initiative, worked effectively in a team, overcome challenges and been prepared to push themselves.”
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Asda
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Atkins Global
Professor Dr Uwe Krueger, CEO
“Initiative, problem-solving and communication – these skills play a key part in a career in engineering. Having skilled young people is critical.”
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Aviation Business Continuity
Grant Thompson, MD
“It challenges, it motivates, it focuses your mind.”