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Doncaster’s UTC will be an essential component in securing the brightest possible educational and economic future for the city. We are proud to have won this opportunity to educate the next generation of skilled technicians, engineers, and designers, providing a workforce for the future in the advanced engineering, rail and digital design sectors.

Welcome to the Doncaster UTC

I am delighted to support Doncaster UTC’s process to recruit a Principal.  Doncaster UTC is part of our ambitious plans to transform education across the borough and help our young people find the right academic and vocational route.  By doing so they make the most of their talents and gain rewarding and successful jobs.

The UTC will link our young people with local businesses, so they gain the technical skills needed by industry. These are exciting times for Doncaster as we continue to build for the future.  It complements our Social Mobility Opportunity Area (SMOA) and Post-16 Review plans by providing a centrally based educational facility which young people from all across our borough can easily get to.

Doncaster UTC is about ‘Team Doncaster’ and standing together as a Borough.  It will support, and be supported by, all sectors of our economy.  It will leave a legacy in the Borough ensuring young people are ready for the world of work, have access to high-quality education, and work with industry and higher education partners to identify progression routes.

Doncaster UTC will be located in the Civic and Cultural Quarter. The area has already seen significant investment through the £20 million investment in the Civic Office, £22 million investment in the CAST performance venue, and the £14 million investment in the soon to be built Culture and Learning Centre.  A new cinema and restaurant complex, due to open in late 2019, will be situated between CAST and Doncaster UTC.  More information about Doncaster’s masterplan for the town centre and the various investment projects can be viewed by following this link.

These are exciting times for Doncaster’s town centre and, in particular, the Civic and Cultural Quarter where the UTC will be sited.  The latest investments and changes to our town centre and surrounding areas will build on the work already planned and completed elsewhere in Doncaster.

 

Some of our most exciting projects completed and in the pipeline include:

 

  • The Keepmoat Stadium, which opened in 2006 and has served Doncaster Rovers since January 2007, was one of the key additions to the extensive landscaping and building development at Lakeside. The £1.4 billion regeneration plan between 2000 and 2007 – which formed part of an ambitious council initiative to rejuvenate large parts of Doncaster.
  • Summer 2018 saw the opening of the Hilton Garden Inn Doncaster Racecourse.  The opening of the Hilton in Doncaster has provided a premium addition to Doncaster offering hospitality experiences, conferencing and events, and accommodation.
  • National College for High Speed Rail opened in Doncaster in September 2017.  The college chose Doncaster to open its second site (following Birmingham) due to it being the home to more than 20 major rail companies specialising in traction, rolling stock, advanced manufacturing, infrastructure, and power supply and distribution – handy for budding apprentices
  • A £50m expansion to Yorkshire Wildlife Park, creating 300 further jobs and continuing on the park’s success story.
  • A new film and television studios to be built on the site of the former High Melton campus of Doncaster College.  The scheme headed up by 360 Degrees Media (a Doncaster UTC core partner) incorporates film and TV studios, a visual effects production facility (VFX), a film and TV training academy and a hotel and events business.
  • Plans to expand Doncaster Sheffield Airport to increase passengers from 1.25m in 2016 to 4.7m in 2037.  Airport owner Peel Airports projects more than 70,000 new jobs being created with addition plans including the building of thousands of new homes, plus shops, a hotel and leisure complex, bringing a £238 million tourism boost to the South Yorkshire region.  A key element of the plan is the addition of an airport rail station connected to the East Coast Mainline.

I am confident Doncaster UTC will sit alongside other learning establishments in the area and complement the existing provision we have. I believe the UTC will drive ambition and standards benefiting more than the students who attend.

When we invest in people to develop their skills and capabilities, we all benefit from a stronger economy and society.

Ros Jones
Mayor of Doncaster

Doncaster’s UTC will be an essential component in securing the brightest possible educational and economic future for the city.

We are proud to have this opportunity to educate the next generation of skilled technicians, engineers, and designers, providing a workforce for the future in the rail, construction & infrastructure, advanced manufacturing & digital design sectors.
 

These industries are pivotal to the future of Doncaster’s economy. For some time, however, they have been reporting that skills gaps and an ageing workforce are constraining their growth. Doncaster UTC will help guarantee a steady supply of bright, ambitious and highly-skilled young people into these world-class businesses. Moreover, the visible success of the UTC and its students will help to raise aspiration across Doncaster and bring exciting STEM-related career options to the foreground.

Our bid has been a real partnership effort, with a variety of schools, universities, public sector organisations and local businesses making every effort to secure Doncaster’s success. We could not have got to this point without the dedication of the business community, local educational leaders, Doncaster MBC and other key stakeholders. This was recognised in December 2018, when Doncaster Chamber was named Most Effective Campaigning Chamber at the British Chambers of Commerce’s annual Awards.

Our task now is to deliver. To bring the right curriculum, leadership team, teachers, young people, and business involvement into the school for it to successfully open its doors in September 2020. That’s where our new Principal will earn their money, but we are certain that the rewards will more than outweigh the challenges.

We are being supported in this process by Navigate NDC; please don’t hesitate to contact either Raymond Kelly or David Gooda on 0113 493 1975 if you would like an informal conversation. I hope you find this site helpful, and I look forward to receiving your application.

Dan Fell
CEO, Doncaster Chamber of Commerce
Chair of the Doncaster UTC Project Steering Group

Dan Ross, Lord Baker

MAYOR ROS JONES, DAN FELL AND LORD BAKER AT THE LAUNCH OF THE DONCASTER UTC

DAN FELL TALKS ABOUT THE LAUNCH OF THE DUTC

Doncaster UTC will leave a legacy in the Borough ensuring young people are ready for the world of work, have access to high-quality education, and work with industry and higher education partners to identify progression routes.

Ross Jones

 

DUTC

Supporters of the bid

 


  • Doncaster chamber
  • Doncaster College
  • The University of Sheffield
  • Wabtec Rail Limited
  • Women in science engineering and technology
  • Agemaspark
  • Volker Rail
  • Doncaster council
  • Hitachi Rail
  • NHS
  • Sheffield City Region
  • Polypipe
  • Keepmoat Homes
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • High Speed Rail
  • Frog
  • Pennine Stone Limited
  • Unipart Rail
  • Engie
University Technical Colleges and Brighter Furtures