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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Intelligent Global Group Ltd
Chris Boddington, Owner
“I think the youth have so much to offer if given the right opportunities and support. I want my own children to learn from the DofE ethics and process.”
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InterContinental Hotels Group
Richard Solomans, CEO
“The DofE recognises the importance of nurturing talent by providing important opportunities to develop key skills for use throughout their lives.”
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ITV
Adam Crozier, Former Chief Executive
“A DofE Award is the sign of someone who is driven, resourceful and compassionate- all the qualities that will help them succeed in life and in the workplace.”
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Laing O’Rourke Construction Ltd
Robert Clark, Former Director of Scotland
“Young people who enjoy outdoor life, working in a team and are self-motivated are well-placed to tackle a DofE Award and enjoy a career in construction.”
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Land Securities Group Plc
Robert Noel, Chief Executive
“By taking part, a young person is stating they are up for a challenge, prepared to push their boundaries, prepared to be part of a team and keen to succeed.”
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Lidl
Ronny Gottschlich, Former CEO
“What really makes student and graduate applicants stand out from the crowd in a saturated market is having credentials like a DofE Award on their CV.”
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Lloyds Banking Group
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London Borough of Hillingdon
Bruce Houlder, Representative Deputy Lieutenant
“With nearly a million young people not in work, training or education, the DofE offers a positive alternative to develop essential skills for work and life.”
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Lookers
Andy Stephenson, Group People Director
“Those who achieve their DofE Award before employment or as part of an apprenticeship show outstanding levels of self-confidence, self-reliance and leadership skills.”
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M&S
Helen Weir, Former Chief Finance Director
“I think the DofE is a fantastic opportunity...People doing their programme develop valuable skills which are much sought after in business and industry.”
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Mar-Key Group
Ben Scroggie, Group CEO
“The DofE provides an incredible opportunity. The opportunity to learn, to grow and to achieve. If you have the opportunity — take it.”
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McDonalds
Richard Forte, Former COO
“We pride ourselves on helping our employees to develop vital soft skills ...the DofE equip thousands of young people with these skills every year.”