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Doncaster is one of Britain's fastest growing learning cities. Start in Doncaster and Opportunities Doncaster are working in partnership to bring many of the borough's careers resources into one place as your single point of contact for skills and careers in the borough...

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Set to create a net 13,000 new jobs over the next 15 years

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A borough that is growing and transforming

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Over 3,000 learners accessing Start Doncaster

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Over 67,000 meaningful workplace encounters for people in Doncaster

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At risk of redundancy or have recently been made redundant (including Apprenticeships)

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Shaw Trust is here to help if you are at the risk of redundancy or have recently been made redundant. To access our free support and to book a 1:1 telephone appointment with one of our professionally qualified careers advisers, please contact us on 0114 279 9760.

Alternatively, you can self-refer yourself to Doncaster’s Advance Service using the webform below:

    Information submitted via webforms using the above menu is subject to this privacy notice. We would advise you to review this before entering any information into the system’.


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    16-18 and not in employment, education or training

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    If you are 16 – 18 and not in education, employment or training please contact us using the form below.

    If you are in Education, Employment or Training please contact your current education provider or check out your options on START in Doncaster.

    Raising the Participation Age:

    Raising the Participation Age is NOT the same as raising the school leaving age – that will stay the same. You will be able to choose the post-16 option that is best for you, whether it's education or training.

    You will be able to choose from full-time education, work-based learning, part-time education or training - if you are employed, self-employed or volunteering for more than 20 hours a week.

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      Please enter your details here and you will be self-referred to the relevant Advancement Service Area within Doncaster Council.

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        In Doncaster we offer fully funded support for individuals and businesses through an initiative called Launchpad.

        It’s delivered jointly between Doncaster Chamber and Doncaster Council. Doncaster Council manage the programme and are supported by the Chamber through events and other support available.

        To find out more about the help and support that Launchpad can offer, click Let's go".

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        Advance Doncaster has a wealth of information to guide you through your career opportunities available in Doncaster.

        Visit www.advancedoncaster.co.uk/prospectuses/ to find out more.

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        Start has a wealth of information to guide you through your study, options and career opportunities available in Doncaster.

        Learn more about Apprenticeships, including how, when and where to apply.

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        Start has a wealth of information to guide you through your study, options and career opportunities available in Doncaster.

        View our list of training providers in Doncaster and explore more information about this study option.

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        Start has a wealth of information to guide you through your study, options and career opportunities available in Doncaster.

        Visit Post-18 Options in Doncaster for more information.

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        Start has a wealth of information to guide you through your study, options and career opportunities available in Doncaster.

        Visit login.startprofile.com for more information.

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        Opportunities Doncaster has a wealth of videos, showing you how other students have already made it in Doncaster.

        Visit Opportunities Doncaster for more information.

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        Start has a wealth of information to guide you through your study, options and career opportunities available in Doncaster.

        Visit login.startprofile.com for more information.

        Information for Young People

        Start in Doncaster will help you to discover your future and navigate your journey through education and in to the world of work. Register to create an account so that you can start building your profile and receive personalised information and advice.

        Results Day 2020

        Got your results and not sure about what to do next? Don’t worry – Doncaster is here to support you.

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        COVID-19 Information for Y11

        Important information about how school closures will affect Y11 students.

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        COVID-19 Information for Y13

        Important information about how college closures will affect Y13 students.

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        Create your personal profile on Start

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        Information for Graduates

        This section is currently in development, please check back here for future updates!

        If you are a recent graduate and would benefit from personalised careers information, advice and guidance and helpful resources to enable you to take your next steps, why not take a look at www.advancedoncaster.co.uk

        Information for Adult Careers

        Start in Doncaster will help you discover and explore careers that are right for you and your future. Whether you are looking for your first job, new job or a career change.

        Advance

        Need a career transformation? Looking to thrive in your chosen career? Then Advance with us! Our skilled team is on hand to tailor support to meet your needs, regardless of your age, or whether you are in work or not, we could help you.

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        Future Doncaster

        Information about new developments taking place in Doncaster and new employers moving into or expanding in the town. You can also view the current vacancies available and access support from the Employment Academies Team.

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        Adult Career Options

        Information about your options for developing your career as an adult in Doncaster.

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        Job Heroes

        Vacancies in Doncaster

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        Information about your options for developing your career as an adult in Doncaster.

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          Information for Parents & Carers

          Start in Doncaster will help you to understand the choices that young people face as they progress through their education and in to employment. You’ll find a wide range of information and advice about study pathways and careers. Check out some articles below to get started.

          Results Day 2020

          If your child has received their results and isn't sure about what to do next? Don’t worry – Doncaster is here to support you.

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          Explained: Options at 16

          College, apprenticeship or sixth form? What’s the difference?

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          Post-18 options explained

          Is university the only option and what help is available?

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          Apprenticeships. What’s Involved?

          Benefits of apprenticeships and the opportunities they provide

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          Information for Educators

          Start in Doncaster can be used by schools and colleges to support current and future students with their career development and choices. Find out more below.

          Current students

          Using Start in Doncaster helps schools and colleges to embed a digital solution as part of their broader careers provision to accelerate progress towards the Gatsby benchmarks and support student transition from school and college to employment.

          In addition to the wide range of information, tools and resources available schools and colleges can also access support to implement and embed a plan for using Start in Doncaster with staff and students. Contact us for more information.

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          Get in touch

          I’d like to use Start in Doncaster with my students.

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          Information for Employers

          Start in Doncaster can help you to reach thousands of students in schools and colleges to positively influence and inform the choices of a wide and diverse range of future talent.

          Business Toolkit

          The Business Toolkit has been designed to help employers discover the ways of getting involved with Opportunities Doncaster to bring fresh skills and talent to their business.

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          Three Minute Hero

          Record and share your career story with young people across Doncaster. Watch the video to hear what our heroes have said so far.

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          Profile your business for free on Start in Doncaster.

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          Pledge your business's support for the Doncaster Promise.

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          Providing high-quality apprenticeship information in a safe, engaging way that’s appropriate to the times we’re all living through.

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          Get feedback on your CV from industry experts

          To support you while schools and colleges are closed and some businesses are working from home, the National Literacy Trust has put together a checklist of activities and resources to help you in your next steps.

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          COVID-19 UPDATE: Home Learning Activities for Students

          If your students are at home during the UK school closures, we’ve created a series of activities on Start to help them stay engaged with their careers learning.

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              Raise your profile amongst thousands of students in schools and colleges across Doncaster as they make their next steps through education in to employment. Use the form below to tell us about your business. We'll use the information to create your profile and someone will be in touch when it goes live. There is no cost for this service and you can contact us to change your information at any time.

              Please note that we will check and reserve the right to edit your submission.


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              Pledge your business’s support for the Doncaster Promise

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                Sign the Doncaster Promise today and pledge your business' commitment to supporting the schools, colleges and young people who would benefit most.

                Engaging with the Promise is easier than you might think. Employers are expected to engage through at least one of the three Promise Pathways, offering as much within each as is feasible for their business size and type.


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