Compact Home Lifts is proud to announce it has become a committed Duke of Ed Employer.

David Mayer, a valued member of our home elevator specialist team, accepted the certificate from the Chair and Deputy Chair of The Parliamentary Friends of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Awards – Australia – The Hon Shane Stone and The Hon Sandra Nori at Parliament House in Sydney this week.

By becoming a Duke of Ed Employer, it shows that Compact Home Lifts harnesses the value of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award into our recruitment and staff development programs. This includes from casual employees to internships, apprenticeships and graduate employment.

Compact Home Lifts acknowledges the Award and recognises work-ready candidates, by reducing the cost of recruitment and identfying candidates with greater experience and skills. The company is committed to providing low-cost development opportunities to existing young employees to further career development. With Compact Home Lifts offices in Sydney and Melbourne, we also help promote the Award and encourage greater youth participation.

The Duke of Edinburgh International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement Award and brings together practical experiences and life skills to create confident and committed global citizens and equipping young people for life. It was founded by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in 1956 and since then more than eight million people have participated in the Award in over 143 countries and territories.

The Award was introduced in Australia in 1959 and inspires over 37,000 young Australians each year to undertake a Service, Skill, Physical Recreation activity and an Adventurous Journey, as part of their Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.

Mr Mayer, a member of The Lift Engineers Society of Australia (LESA), said: “Compact Home Lifts is naturally proud to become a Duke of Ed Employer and support such a fantastic intitiative as The Duke of Edinburgh International Award.

“The Award is designed to equip and empower all young Australians between the age of 14 and 25 to reach their full potential, become connected the immediate community and make a difference to society. As a young and ambitious company, these are all things we wholeheartedly support at Compact Home Lifts.”