Doncaster Careers Week 2020 smashed our expectations

Over 140 businesses and 100 teaching staff at schools across the borough got involved during the week to support our mission: to promote and celebrate local opportunities, offer careers guidance and support young people leaving education.

Highlights reel

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsors, and a heartfelt thank you to the hundreds of teaching staff and business volunteers who blew us away with their imagination and commitment to all the careers activities. By working together, we're making a positive difference for thousands of young people in Doncaster.

Andy Hibbitt Chief Operating Officer, Opportunities Doncaster

Opportunities Doncaster LIVE

Over 4,000 students attended the first ever flagship careers event. The day-long careers fair combined a festival-style atmosphere with silent disco-style careers talks, VR headset experiences and hands-on workshops with over 100 local businesses.

Introduction to industry events

Age UK Doncaster, Boxes and Packaging and Cementation Skanska opened their doors to students and members of the wider community to offer insights into the range of career opportunities available in their industries. 

The Made it in Doncaster project goes live

After months of hard work, we finally launched the Made it in Doncaster project. The video series tells the stories of inspirational people who have lived or worked in Doncaster, and can be used as part of careers-related education in the curriculum. Resources include assembly and follow-up lesson plans.

Engage and Inspire Your Future Workforce event

Over 60 businesses attended the first Engage and Inspire Your Future Workforce event. The morning was jam-packed with insightful workshops from Doncaster’s Cornerstone Employers who offered insight and guidance on how they engage with the Doncaster Promise and work with Doncaster's young people. Huge thank you to the volunteers from Go Green, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals, Hitachi Rail, Doncaster Council, Keepmoat Homes and DCLT for leading the way and preparing young people to become work-ready!

The Doncaster Innovation Challenge and Doncaster Enterprise Challenge finals

Opportunities Doncaster LIVE was the venue for both the Doncaster Innovation Challenge and Doncaster Enterprise Challenge finals. Judges were blown away by the ideas, confidence and enthusiasm of all the students who presented. Congratulations to the winning students from Campsmount Academy, The Laurel Academy and The Hayfield School!

Made it in Doncaster

Made it in Doncaster

The Made it in Doncaster project has everything you need to deliver local, high-quality careers-related education including videos, downloadable lesson plans, assemblies and more.

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Get involved for 2021

Get involved for 2021

Discover ways to get involved in Doncaster Careers Week 2021. 

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