Opportunities Doncaster brings business and education together to raise the awareness and aspirations of young people to pursue the different careers and education pathways available to them, gain the soft skills they need to be work-ready, and be inspired by their future employers.

Our story

Businesses often tell us that young people are not career-ready with the right skills, attitude and insight into what working within a certain sector and profession entails. Opportunities Doncaster supports businesses with their employer engagement strategy to build a pipeline of their future workforce.

Our aim is to inform students about the wide range of career opportunities available to them in Doncaster. To do this, we support businesses to showcase their organisation and build their future talent pipeline.

Our aim is to support every young person in Doncaster by increasing the number of meaningful encounters they have with businesses to support their move from education into a rewarding and successful career.

We bring schools and businesses together so students can learn about employment opportunities in our region, and develop the necessary skills and experience. Meeting and working alongside business professionals is the best way to demystify careers and help young people prepare for their futures.

We work directly with parents, carers and communities to support pupils from secondary schools through to sixth form and further education, and with both state and independent schools.

We support the SEND community and have a dedicated SEND team that are passionate about increasing the number of disability confident employers.

As a partnership organisation we promote a cradle to career approach, supporting the work that Primary Futures undertake in the primary market and the Advance Programme for individuals wanting to progress in their careers and employers wanting to develop and support their workforce.

Whether you’re a student, business, school or parent/carer, we want to work with you. Take a look through our website for and more information about the ways we can work together and how to get involved.