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Why Doncaster

Live & Work

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Work & Live in Doncaster

We’re passionate about our Place and we firmly believe we have one of the strongest business propositions in the country.

Whether it’s a town or village experience, contemporary or traditional housing, buying or renting, living in Doncaster and the surrounding area is affordable and offers something for everyone.

With friendly and welcoming communities it’s a safe place to live and bring up a family. Surrounded by stunning countryside but with lots to offer in the town there’s plenty to see and do. Take in a show at the theatre, watch the latest film at the multiplex cinema, play sport, join a club or society or simply enjoy walking alongside the river or in the countryside.

We have a fabulous outdoor market, one of the oldest and largest in the country, a beautifully structured town centre that is pedestrian friendly and includes the iconic St Georges Minster and shopping centre offering many of the high street names people look for as part of their retail experience, complemented by a large number of independent retailers providing a different and niche offer.

With a booming economy, there are plenty of job opportunities for you and your family, from global warehousing and distribution brands, world class engineering and technology to a strong manufacturing offer and plenty in between. Doncaster adds up as a great place to be.

For employment opportunities within the Sheffield City Region, please visit: www.sheffieldcityregion.jobs

Get into teaching

If you’ve ever thought about becoming a teacher, make your dream a reality and apply for teacher training in Doncaster.

There are a range of options available whether you choose to train to teach primary or secondary, and all result in the award of qualified teacher status. You can study university-led or school-led courses, with most providing a postgraduate qualification. Whichever level you choose you’ll get classroom experience in at least two schools, so you’ll get the support and skills you need to start your career.

Plenty of financial support is available to help you train to teach. You could be eligible for a tax-free bursary of up to £26,000 in key subjects to support you through your training, and a range of scholarships are also available.

There’s a guaranteed starting salary of £22,900 for new teachers, and mentors to help you every step of the way. As a teacher, you’ll enjoy excellent progression opportunities, with the chance of rapid progression to leadership roles and increased salaries to reflect performance and responsibilities.

Training to teach in Doncaster gives you the opportunity to change the lives of local young people. You’ll be in a position to inspire students to fulfil their full potential, and you can go home each day knowing you’ve made a real difference to your community.

By training to teach locally, you’ll receive training that fits around your life. Providers are available here in Doncaster, meaning no long and expensive commutes to clash with your existing commitments and responsibilities.

Whether you’re a recent graduate or seeking a career change visit education.gov.uk/teaching or call 0800 389 2500 to find out more.

To learn more call 01302 735555 or email info@businessdoncaster.com