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Opportunities Doncaster LIVE Sponsors

Opportunities Doncaster has partnered with some of Doncaster's leading employers and further education providers to bring you Opportunities Doncaster LIVE.

Headline Sponsors

Doncaster College

Here at Doncaster College and University Centre we understand that choosing what to do next can be a huge decision. It’s not just about the course you choose to study, it is about the tutors, the experiences and the friends you meet along the way. We have over 120 courses at full and part-time, from entry level right up to university level. As well as the vast amount of courses on offer, we ensure all our students get the right support and guidance whether it is through our careers service, our additional learning support, counselling, student finance and many other services all tailored to each individual. Our exciting and modern campus is in a central location, packed with workspaces designed to industry standard. We work directly with employers allowing you real work experience and industry insight that you will not get from sitting behind a desk.


Polypipe Building Products is the UK’s leading manufacturer of plastic piping systems for the residential market. We design, develop and manufacture over 20,000 product lines which are stocked in plumbers and builders merchants nationally. Our products include a comprehensive range of above ground drainage products, including traps, pan connectors and waste pipe and fittings. We also offer a wide variety of rainwater systems; below ground drainage systems; four different plastic plumbing fittings ranges and compatible polybutylene pipes; and a number of underfloor heating solutions.
All of which means that with Polypipe, every job is covered.

Unipart Rail is the leading specialist provider of technology and supply chain solutions to the rail industry. With a growing international presence and extensive expertise in infrastructure, signalling and traction and rolling stock products, Unipart Rail is a major partner to the rail industry. Unipart Rail is part of the multinational Unipart Group, with headquarters in the United Kingdom and operations in more than 100 countries.

Supporting Partners

Boxes and Packaging (Doncaster) is part of the Logson Group, the fourth largest independent corrugated packaging company in the UK. It is one of ten sites in the Boxes and Packaging division. The company designs and manufactures corrugated packaging solutions for a wide variety of business sectors in Yorkshire and the North East, including boxes, point of sale, retail ready, gift and transit packaging. All products are manufactured from recycled material and are 100% recyclable and the team are committed to supporting many customers transfer their packaging to corrugated to support sustainability and environmental targets. Proud to have been part of the Doncaster business community for 45 years, the company employs almost 100 people across its two sites at Shaw Lane and Thorne.

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HI Weldrick Ltd (trading as Weldricks Pharmacy) have a pharmacy tradition dating back to the 1930s when our late founder's grandmother opened her first pharmacy in Doncaster Town Centre. Remaining true to his vision our business remains 100% family owned. With a commitment to community healthcare we have steadily grown to 59 pharmacies, still concentrated in South Yorkshire with over 600 trained staff including over 80 pharmacists, 9 of who are clinical pharmacists and with an internet presence since 1998. Our ongoing commitment to staff development ensures the Weldricks team are able to provide exceptional healthcare advice and service both to our local and online communities. We operate with family values both in relation to our staff and also our customers/ patients, constantly striving to offer the best care and compassion
across our business.


We are the University of Sheffield AMRC Training Centre, where ambition and aspiration is nurtured and developed to create the talented, advanced engineers of tomorrow. As part of the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, our apprentices are perfectly placed to draw on the experience of an elite Russell Group university and the resources of a world-leading research and innovation organisation, whose 460-plus partners include Siemens, Technicut, Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Toyota Motorsport GMBH, Unilever, McLaren and Airbus. Since we opened our doors in 2014, more than 300 employers from across the Sheffield City Region and beyond have asked us to train more than 1,500 apprentices. We offer a number of different pathways into engineering apprenticeships and whether you’re coming to us fresh out of school, after A-levels, upskilling or re-skilling, you will be supported all the way by a team of specialists with a wealth of industry experience.

Harrison College is a specialist business, enterprise and employability post-16 education provision for students with autism and special educational needs. We provide a challenging and future focussed environment with the aspirations of the student at the centre of all that we do. We place no limits on what can be achieved, it is 'Your Future, Your Choice.'

SYNETIQ is the UK’s leading integrated vehicle salvage, dismantling and recycling company, formed to become the most sustainable, innovative and trusted business in the industry. SYNETIQ provides sustainable motoring solutions, working with clients and customers to maximise the environmental and financial potential of each vehicle as part of a successful Circular Economy model. SYNETIQ effectively utilises the waste hierarchy, underscored by a central ethos of ‘Reduce, Reuse, Remanufacture and Recycle’. SYNETIQ is proud to have major household names in its portfolio, including insurers, accident management companies, fleets, police forces, logistics companies, vehicle repair bodyshops, and remanufacturers.


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