Taking part in the Award enables young people

to develop practical skills, behaviours and attitudes

that are valued by employers globally.

Campaign hero

“The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a global mark of achievement. Wherever in the world young people may have participated, I know that they will have learned first-hand about teamworking, respect, excellence and courage – values that BP holds dear.”

Dev Sanyal, Executive vice president & group chief of staff, BP

Find out how the Award makes young people more employable

Ryan Hreljac

Ryan Hreljac

Gold Award holder and founder of Ryan's Well Foundation

“I would absolutely recommend doing the Award to other young people. I would describe it as an investment in yourself and in your greater community.”

Read Ryan's story →
Melanie Tran

Melanie Tran

Gold Award holder and Web Administrator

"As a direct result of my Service section I have been employed by Muscular Dystrophy NSW as their web administrator."

Read Melanie's story →
Aubrey Jones

Aubrey Jones

Silver Award holder and Nursing Assistant

"My goal for the future is to become a registered nurse. I feel like I can accomplish anything now."

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Greta Dapšauskaitė

Greta Dapšauskaitė

Gold Award holder and Deals Consultant at PwC

"I recognised how empathy and optimism can make you overcome difficulties, learned that only those who do not try actually fail and that enjoying the view or the emotions in that moment can make difficult things easier."

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There are 1.2 billion 14-24 year olds worldwide


Formal education isn’t enough

  • 71m


    young people of lower secondary age are out of school

  • 40%


    of the world’s unemployed are young people

  • 3x


    young people are nearly 3x more likely to be unemployed than adults

We give young people opportunities to…

  • Develop skills

    Develop skills

  • Get physically active

    Get physically active

  • Give service

    Give service

  • Experience adventure

    Experience adventure

Young people need experiences outside the classroom to equip them for life. With The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award young people improve their readiness for work.

Boost your skills and lead the way

by doing The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

Campaign hero

“Whenever I see The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award on a young person’s CV, I know I’ll have something interesting to talk to them about at their interview.”