The Award provides valuable skills for youth which equips them for future endeavours
(Source Graduate Careers Australia 2013)
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is needed more than ever to bridge the gap between formal education and employment.
Through doing the Award and developing important skills like communication, teamworking and leadership, young people can improve their readiness for work while having fun. There was a time when being a student or owning a University degree was all one needed to land a job.
The Duke of Ed program teaches each person to take responsibility for their goals and choices; how to connect and actively engage with their immediate community and how to positively contribute to society by their active involvement.
These are the traits you need to be selling on your CV! If you don’t include your Award on your CV – now is the time to start.
Instead of the usual hobbies section on the resume, how about one which illustrates the volunteering and experiences you’ve had through the Duke?
Hear how the CEO of MiniMovers values The Award as a staple on a candidates resume