Employer or business professionals

Entitlements for employers

Through engaging with the Doncaster Promise, employers are entitled to receive...

Support to work with education and skills

Support and co-ordination through Opportunities Doncaster for employers to access and work closely with learning providers across the borough.

Support to develop inclusion

Support with building and developing a more diverse workforce that reflects your customer base and assists in the development of inclusive, healthy workplaces. This includes support to become 'young person ready' 'SEND employee ready' and support for diversifying your workforce and improving the talent mix.

Support to develop progression pathways

Support to develop career progression pathways for your employees, supported by local and accessible skills provision.

Apprenticeship and graduate development support

Access to advice and support on starting an apprenticeship scheme (including using the apprenticeship levy) or a graduate scheme.

Local labour market information (LMI) and funding support

Access to local labour market information and support to access the services that you need to help your business grow and develop your workforce. To include advice on potential funding opportunities, including through the Local Authority, Sheffield City Region, UK Government and the European Union.

Advance Doncaster

Support through the Advance Programme on developing your mature students, graduates and lifelong learners.

The Doncaster Promise Quality Mark

Access to marketing opportunities within the local area and the quality mark of commitment to the Doncaster Promise.

Expectations of employers

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. Choose one (or two, or all three) of the Promise Pathways:

Engage, inspire and celebrate

Give talks, host industry visits, engage with young people at careers fairs and through the Start Doncaster and Sheffield City Region Talent Bank platforms.

Skills for your future workforce

Offer meaningful work experience, apprenticeships or graduate schemes. Join the Enterprise Adviser network, become a school Govenor/Trustee or engage with the Advance programme.

Reach communities

Get your workplace Disability Confident, work with Project Choice to deliver Supported Internships, become a mentor and participate in community engagement events.

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Download the Doncaster Promise document

Download your copy of the Doncaster Promise.


Doncaster Promise communications pack

Information to support your business communicate its support of the Doncaster Promise.

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