Info & Guidance

Updated Friday 2 December, 2016 by

Careers Guidance

All schools, academies and further education providers in Doncaster have a responsibility to provide independent and impartial careers information, advice and guidance to their learners. Your school or college can give you details about the careers guidance they offer.

Independent means external to the school. Impartial means showing no bias or favouritism towards a particular education or work option. A Careers Adviser can tell you about all the education and training options, including apprenticeships. They work with the schools to make sure you have all the information you need to make the best choice for you.


16-18 year old? Not in Employment, Education or Training? 

Doncaster Council have a service called The Participation and Transition Service which aims to support young people to continue and progress into learning, we will support:

  • Young people who are aged 15 years and are on alternative education or on off-site provision
  • Young people who are aged 15 to 24 years and have special educational needs that need support to make a positive transition into post 16/9 learning, and
  • Young people who are aged 16-18years who are unemployed

The PATs Team offer individual support, information and advice and careers guidance about learning opportunities in Doncaster, support transition including applying for and completing application processes.

Contact the Participation and Transition Team on 01302 862150, Facebook or Twitter.  

The PATs team can help you with your career and job search including apprenticeships and training. They offer benefits advice and will support you to get other help you may need, especially if you find yourself in difficult circumstances. Where needed, they work with other agencies, for example adult health and social care.

The National Careers Service

The National Careers Service is a service for all young people and adults to find information and advice on learning and work.

For more information

There are lots of people who can help you make decisions but you must remember the final decision has to be yours.

Choosing the right option is important to help you plan your future.