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Tarmac paving the way for youth

Construction giant Tarmac has set its sights beyond blocks and mortar and is helping to build young people’s futures. This is through a new partnership with the DofE and will encourage its young employees to complete their Gold DofE.

Martin Riley, the Senior Vice President at Tarmac, said investing in young people's development aligned with the company's strategy to build skills, be an employer of choice and create strong community relationships.

Martin Riley said: “I am passionate about helping young people build better futures by creating opportunities to gain skills and experience. Giving our people the opportunity to grow and develop their careers is critically important. We have over 400 locations across the UK, so our partnership with DofE is an extension of the work we already do to contribute to local communities, whether it's creating jobs or championing local projects."

Tarmac joins several major corporates who have taken on DofE Business, such as Heathrow, Amey, Skanska and Balfour Beatty all finding the DofE helps young people to get better at their jobs, faster.

In a poll of more than 500 senior managers surveyed by The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, 93 per cent said they were more likely to employ a candidate who had achievements outside their academic studies, and 90 per cent said young people with strong soft skills progressed faster in the workplace.

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