Duke of Ed Employer Initiative

19 Oct 2016

The Hon. Luke Foley, Leader of the Opposition (pictured far left), Tatjana Lovelady, Finance Manager of Komosion (pictured left), The Hon. Sandra Nori (pictured right) and John O’Neill, Managing Director of Komosion (pictured far right), attending the Duke of Edinburgh Employer launch in the Jubilee Room at Parliament House, Sydney.

Komosion is delighted to share that this month, it became a Duke of Edinburgh Employer. The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a program for young people to complete, challenging and keeping them gainfully engaged in their teenage years and early adult years.

The Duke of Edinburgh Employer launch was attended by The Hon. Adrian Piccoli, Minister for Education alongside over ninety MPs, business supporters and community organisations.

“Resilience, responsibility, respect and cooperation cannot be taught – they can only be learnt experientially. The Award is a great exemplar of transformational learning. The Award is about making the citizen and we know the Award changes lives. Australia needs young people who will undertake the challenges of doing the Award,” said the Hon Sandra Nori, Deputy Chair of the Duke of Edinburgh and Former Komosion Director and Shareholder.

The Duke Edinburgh’s International Award is an internationally recognised program for young people, building their skills to equip them for life and work. By creating opportunities for young people to develop skills, get physically active, give service and experience adventure, the Award can play a critical role in their development.

Komosion is proud to be taking part in this initiative, which encourages more young Australians to take part in the Award. By recognising and endorsing the Award through recruitment processes for entry level employees, employers are demonstrating that the Award is a valuable pursuit for young people to explore their potential and have experiences that are oftentimes transformational.

By asking the question “Have you done the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award” on application forms or during the interview process, Komosion are encouraging more young people to take up the award. The initiative also encourages employers to use The Award as a training and development tool for their young workforce.

By taking part in the Award, Komosion are in the company of businesses of all shapes and sizes including KPMG, Blackmores, Hungry Jacks, Providence and Kidswest.

If you would like to learn more about the Award, visit the
official site.

Read the full press release here.