The idea behind the Doncaster Skills Academy is to connect the skills needed by local employers with the skills of young people leaving the school system. This is crucial to both supporting young people make the best employment choices for themselves, and for the benefit of local businesses and the wider economy.

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Employability &
Work Readiness




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These modules are delivered by the Doncaster Skills Academy team, and the wider business community, in local schools.

The Doncaster Skills Academy is owned by the Doncaster Chamber and is supported by the Edge Foundation and Doncaster Council.

Case Studies

Jade Bancroft, Education Officer, Yorkshire Wildlife Park

"Volunteering for the Doncaster Skills Academy enables us to get out in to the community to build on partnerships with local schools. The students get very excited when they see us on the day which means that the sessions we do with them are always really engaging and rewarding. The visits enable us to link the work we do onsite at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park especially around STEM subjects and careers. They are always very well organised and the staff are very welcoming."

Some of our supporting partners