Doncaster Careers Week
At a time of high youth unemployment there has never been a bigger need for careers guidance to be promoted and celebrated in education. Doncaster Careers Week is dedicated to advising and inspiring our next generation as they enter the world of work.
Doncaster Careers Week is dedicated to providing careers information, education, advice and guidance (CEIAG) whilst highlighting the multitude of career pathways that exist within Doncaster and the surrounding areas. Throughout the course of the week, students, their support network and teaching staff will come together with businesses to better understand the local labour market and get a better insight into employability and career prospects.
Our aim is to help raise young people's awareness and aspirations to pursue fulfilling careers, and to highlight the different career pathways available across the borough by sharing case studies, providing meaningful employer encounters and celebrating success. Having the 4th fastest growing economy in the UK and a population larger than Newcastle, we aim to inspire the next generation as they enter the world of work.
By connecting education providers with volunteers from local businesses, we can raise the aspirations and career awareness of Doncaster's young people to broaden their horizons and plant the seeds of ambition.
Throughout the week, we'll be providing resources to support CEIAG and hosting a range of activities to get young people, parents and members of the wider community engaged.
How to get involved
To get involved please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Doncaster Careers Week 2020 Highlights
DCW 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.
Over 8,000 students engaged with the following activities:
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!