A skilled and talented workforce.

Doncaster benefits from a huge talent pool of over 144,000 economically active people which represents 77.5% of people aged 16-64.

A further 1.6 million workers live within a 30-minute commute of Doncaster. The cost of employment in Doncaster, in terms of the average hourly rate, is around 12% below national average.

The city is at the forefront of the UK’s advanced manufacturing and engineering sectors, employing a workforce of over 11,000 people, thanks to our rich heritage and world-class expertise.


There is an excellent supply of graduates available for existing and new businesses. Doncaster College and University Centre and the Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospital are important contributors to the talent pool. Vocational skills and qualifications are also widely available in the area's schools and FE colleges, creating a ready pipeline of apprentices and qualified workers with the necessary theoretical and practical skills to help local businesses to grow and thrive.

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Last updated: 01 August 2023, 11:05