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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Jill English, HR Director
“We recognise the value of the skills that the DofE brings to someone applying for a role at Merseyrail.”
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Morgan Sindall Construction Infrastructure
Neil Stevenson, Preconstruction Director - Rail
“Having participated in the DofE myself, I know first-hand the confidence, strength and maturity that it provided me with.”
Multiplex logo
Ashley Muldoon, Chief Executive
“Achieving a DofE Award is a fantastic opportunity for young people to prove themselves and gain confidence in work readiness.”
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National Grid
John Pettigrew, CEO
“Whether you're applying to a college or a job, your DofE will put you ahead of the pack by helping to develop skills which are seen as critical for success.”
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Ann Brown, Former HR Director
“The DofE offers young people the chance to develop employability skills like planning, leadership, project management, resilience and organisational skills.”
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NHS Lothian
"NHS Lothian is committed in recognising the core value and contribution of the DofE in developing young people and their futures. We feel the Award is an important way young people can demonstrate values and skills that could make them a great addition to our workforce.”
Old Mutual PLC logo
Old Mutual Plc
Patrick O'Sullivan, Former Chairman
“Recognition of the DofE allows young people to add a real demonstration of personal achievement and leadership which can be a swing factor in interviews.”
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Antony Marke, Group MD
“Life experience and making an emotional connection will take you along your journey.”
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Ordnance Survey
Great Britain’s national mapping authority.
Pearson logo
John Fallon, CEO
“Young people want the blend of academic and practical skills that will enable them to make a success in their future careers and employers want that too.”
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Penna Consulting Plc
Gary Browning, Former CEO
“The most cited reason by employers for not taking on a young person is a lack of employability skills. It's impossible to imagine that someone with DofE experience would be disadvantaged.”
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Dr Tim Watts DL, Chairman
“DofE Award holders have an advanced level of communication, problem solving, motivation and time management abilities that are vital for all businesses.”

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