Duke of Edinburgh's (DofE) Gold Business Award

Are you under 23 years old? Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to be the next rising star within Amey?

We have a long-standing and successful partnership with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE), and as part of that relationship, we offer the Gold Business Award. This is an 18-month programme pushing your limits and developing your key skills and attributes to boost your career prospects at Amey.   It’s all about going the extra mile – gaining new skills, pushing yourself physically, helping others and exploring new places. At the same time, you will gain friendships, experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.

This is an exciting and life-changing opportunity which will take you out of your comfort zone and on a real adventure. The award aligns with your personal development and growth within Amey, where you’ll set your own challenges to improve your self-development.

Firstly, can I apply?

The answer is yes, if you’re:

  • Under 23 years of age (only requirement is you finish your award by your 25th birthday)
  • Haven’t already completed the Gold Award

What will I gain?

  • A well-recognised award
  • Self-development and skills
  • Increase in fitness levels
  • A sense of achievement
  • Giving something back to the community
  • Make new friends and contacts within Amey

What skills will I develop?

During the 18-month programme, there will be a focus on developing your essential skills, the skills we all need to thrive in education, work and life:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Problem Solving
  • Creativity 
  • Staying Positive
  • Aiming High
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork

Are you up to the challenge…?

You will need to complete 5 modules within 18 months all before your 25th birthday (please download the Info Leaflet to find out more details)

When you complete the programme, you’ll be invited to attend a DofE Gold Award Presentation (GAP) where you’ll be presented with your Gold Award by a member of the Royal Family at one of the Royal Palaces in London or Edinburgh.

I’m up for the challenge – how do I apply?

The application window is open from Monday 9th May until Friday 25th June.

You’ll need to:

  1. Complete the online application form 
  2. Talk to your manager before submitting your application – it’s a big investment so we need you and your People Manager to confirm that you’re committed to completing the programme. 

What happens next?

Places are limited so your application will be reviewed by the Group Social Value team and you will hear back from them in early July - award will start end of July. 

Want more information?

Why not join us at one of DofE webinars?

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