Doncaster business community lends helping hand

Doncaster Chamber logo.
Doncaster Chamber logo.

Youngsters are set to be given a helping hand onto the career ladder at a special business showcasing event.

More than 20 organisations, including Doncaster Rovers and Doncaster College, are set to visit The McAuley Catholic High School in Cantley to speak to students about potential employment, apprenticeship and training opportunities.

The day will include seminars offering advice on how to impress potential employers and how to deliver a pitch in a business setting.

There will also be team bonding exercises and a chance for students to speak about their employability in a two-minute speech given before business leaders.

It has been organised by Doncaster Chamber for year 11 pupils as part of the Doncaster Skills Academy scheme, which delivers projects to enhance future work prospects for youngsters.

Tina Slater, operations supervisor at the chamber, said: “The project helps to leave young people in a better position as they are considering options for when they leave school.

“It means they will be better equipped to cope with the world of work and I am sure they will learn a lot from the day.”

She added: “The business community has really got behind the event and the Doncaster Skills Academy as a whole. veryone benefits from the project so that is great to see.”

The event will take place on Tuesday, October 14, from 8.30am to 3.40pm.