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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.

Recognition, promotion and celebration

Employers will be recognised, promoted and celebrated for all work undertaken as part of 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. 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.

Engage, inspire and celebrate

Give talks in schools and communities, host industry visits, participate in curriculum activities, sponsor/exhibit at Opportunities Doncaster LIVE, feature your business on Start Doncaster, support the Sheffield City Region Talent Bank or promote case studies of successful apprenticeships and graduate schemes in your business.

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, participate in community enagement events or hold your own and commit to maximising local social value.

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Doncaster Promise communications pack

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

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Download the Doncaster Promise document

Download your copy of the Doncaster Promise.