Doncaster Racecourse’s St. Leger festival is the world’s oldest Class Horse Race and each year contributes £m to the local economy.
Ardagh Glass at Kirk Sandall manufacture bottles for Coco-Cola.
Eaton Electrical Systems have worked on some extremely high profile projects including; Formula one Grand Prix Track in Abu Dhabi, The Emirates Stadium, The Chinese Olympic Games and even the light in the torch on the Statue of Liberty.
Doncaster is one of two destinations in the UK to have a National College for High Speed Rail. The College will train thousands of new engineers needed to deliver billions of pounds worth of rail contracts over the coming decades, including the new HS2 high speed rail line.
The recently completed FARRS (Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme) link road from Junction 3 of the M18 to Parrots Corner south of Doncaster will deliver much improved access to Doncaster Sheffield Airport. Phase 2 of the project has now begun which will create a direct link road from Parrots Corner to the Airport.
FARRS will unlock around £1.7billion of private investment, create about 20,000 jobs and see 5,000 new homes built.
The iPort comprises a 337 acre development with outline planning consent for up to 6 million square feet of warehouse space. The first two units were let to Amazon and Fellowes.
There are 9195 businesses in Doncaster. 35 of these employ over 250 members of staff.
4,830 people in Doncaster were unemployed in August 2017.
Doncaster Sheffield Airport handles approx. 1 million passengers a year serving over 40 destinations across Europe, the USA and Canada.
The famous Flying Scotsman and the Mallard trains were both built in Doncaster.
Owen Simpson, Balby Carr Academy student
Owen Simpson, a student at Balby Carr Academy, attended his school’s careers fair, organised by the Doncaster Skills Academy.
During the careers fair, Owen spoke to a number of employers and took part in a variety of industry activities.
Owen then got speaking to a member of the team at South Yorkshire Police, who let him try on their riot gear and spoke to him about a possible career as a police officer. Before this, Owen had not considered a future in the police force, but during that interaction something sparked an interest and curiosity in Owen to find out more.
Owen then went on to discuss his new found interest further with a careers practitioner from the Doncaster Skills Academy team and soon after this he applied to become a cadet. Owen received support from the Skills Academy team to prepare for his interview, which helped him gain confidence and skills.
Owen was successful in his interview and has become one of South Yorkshire’s new cadets, attending weekly training sessions and other events. Owen has also continued with his education and is now completing a Public Services/ Uniformed Services course at Doncaster College.
Speaking about his experience, Owen said: "The careers fair gave me an insight to what the police force was about and also what pathways and roles there are.
Working with the Doncaster Skills Academy team helped me so much in terms of connecting me with the Police and also helping me prepare for my interview.
Since starting at the cadets I have learnt so many new life skills and my confidence is growing all the time."