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Brown bird sitting on red bird house
blog30.03.2020
The good news-round
The world is an uncertain place right now and can seem overwhelming at times. Which is why, over the coming weeks, we will be sharing our favourite positive stories – from ...
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Margot dancing in living room
blog02.04.2020
Musical youth
Margot, 16, is also a pupil at St Bernard’s Grammar School. She’s really upbeat about completing her DofE in isolation. “My big brother’s just achieved his Gold Award ...
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James on floor with Scout badge
blog02.04.2020
A sign of the times
Silver DofE participant Ralph, from Berkshire, was worried about completing his Volunteering section during the coronavirus lockdown. He’d been helping out each week since last September at his village ...
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A education profressional helping a young person at a computer
blog14.01.2020
Leader Profile: Rob Sigley
Doing their DofE in Further Education is an excellent way for students to build confidence, resilience and important life skills – and can be a major benefit when it comes to ...
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blog10.03.2020
Careers Q&A with Barry Dawson
We sat down with Barry Dawson, Operations Director from security services company Wilson James, to reflect on how he built a successful career and his advice for those who are ...
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Young employees of Schneider Electric on expedition
news20.02.2020
Schneider Electric invests in youth skills with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Schneider Electric, a leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has launched a new partnership with youth achievement award charity, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE), ...
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Person using computer
blog06.03.2020
How to give your CV a spring clean
Your CV is usually the first thing your potential employer will see – so it makes sense to spend some time on it. So, if spring cleaning isn’t your idea ...
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Gold Award holder Megan with her certificate wearing purple dress
story22.01.2020
Megan
Megan started her Bronze DofE programme to challenge herself and through a desire to help the local community. The DofE appealed to Megan as she could try out a wide ...
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Two young girls with a teacher outside looking at specimen in a jar
blog23.10.2019
Five best things about the DofE
We asked five parents and carers of young people who have done their DofE what they think the best bits were. Here’s what they came up with… 1. Being able ...
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