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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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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.

Home Learning Activities

If you’re at home during the UK school closures, we’ve created a series of activities to help guide you through some of the important areas of careers thinking and planning.

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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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Information for Adults

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 key developments taking place in Doncaster including iPort, DN7 Unity & Aero Centre

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Adult Career Options

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.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Home Learning Activities for Students

If your child is at home during the UK school closures, we’ve created a series of engaging activities on Start designed to inspire and inform them about their future.

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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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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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Latest News

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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Pop Up Business School Doncaster

The Pop Up Business School returns to Doncaster on Monday 9th- Friday 20th March, to inspire and help people build businesses for free.

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Doncaster Training Series 2020

The Doncaster Training Series 2020 is free and open to all schools and colleges in Doncaster as well as schools across the Delta Academies Trust.

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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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