GatewayEast Academy launches new employment website

22 February, 2021

The GatewayEast* Academy, delivered in partnership with Peel L&P, Doncaster Sheffield Airport and Business Doncaster launches a dedicated website this week (22 February) – a Hub that links employers and candidates together.  

With fewer services delivered face to face right now, the Academy is perfectly positioned to be able to connect residents with the great job opportunities that are available in this part of Doncaster.  

Following the success of the iPort Academy, individuals can now access information about local job opportunities, apprenticeships, job matching services, skills training, personal development workshops and so much more at GatewayEast.   

The GatewayEast Academy is a fantastic project in helping to ensure local residents are able to access available education, training or employment opportunities.

The iPort Academy has already proven to be a useful platform for both individuals and businesses in helping to fill job vacancies at the iPort since its launch. By introducing another Academy, we are able to share information, provision updates and publish job opportunities as and when they become available. This is a great collaboration of two large employment sites in Doncaster, to better support jobseekers in our borough.

Councillor Bill Mordue, Portfolio Holder for Business, Skills and Economic Development

Doncaster Sheffield Airport is mindful of its role as a cornerstone of GatewayEast and as an economic hub for jobs and opportunities for the region. As such, we are proud to be involved with the GatewayEast Academy, equipping the community with the tools required to get people into jobs and supporting local businesses to recruit from a local talent pool.

Robert Hough, Chairman of Peel Airports Group, which includes Doncaster Sheffield Airport

As Sheffield City Region’s largest opportunity for economic growth, GatewayEast is set to become a world-class destination for advanced manufacturing, innovation and logistics, building on the area’s industrial heritage and strengthened by the proximity to Doncaster Sheffield Airport and the East Coast Mainline train network.

It will create up to 35,000 jobs and 3,000 new homes by 2037, worth £6.5bn to the local economy and this new dedicated jobs website will help to connect people to a range of exciting opportunities available today and as the area continues to develop.

Stephen Wild, Peel L&P’s Executive Director for Strategic Investment & Growth

The Academy will offer job and support opportunities from over 70 businesses already located at GatewayEast, and assistance with any recruitment and training needs whilst promoting available opportunities. Companies looking to invest will also receive bespoke recruitment support. 

In addition, the Academy will offer support to individuals seeking employment opportunities at the Business Park. This service is available whether you are currently employed or unemployed. Individual support includes expert training from local training providers, upskilling, interview preparation, help with applications and CV workshops.

The GatewayEast Academy aims to support local residents and businesses in finding the best candidates for the roles and ensure recruiting local talent is always a priority. 

All services to both businesses and individuals are completely FREE and confidential.

*GATEWAYEAST

Where life and work connects.

One of the most strategically important locations serving the East of the UK, GatewayEast is a place where communities can live, work and connect more easily than ever before.

 

Anchored by Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Peel L&P’s GatewayEast is a world class development where unconstrained opportunity and exceptional connections create the perfect conditions for business and communities to thrive. A truly unique place, it’s somewhere people are free to innovate and develop; all in a sustainable environment offering a quality of life and convenience difficult to find elsewhere in the country. GatewayEast provides over 11m sq ft of existing property and development opportunities across a 1,600 acre site. The masterplan comprises five complementary districts, featuring a mix uses including advanced manufacturing, logistics, cargo and airside operations; all accompanied by extensive retail, leisure and residential accommodation. Designed with the future in mind, GatewayEast will be a beacon for sustainability. From jobs and education, to construction and carbon reduction, GatewayEast is a place we’re committed to delivering high quality and innovative environments, amenities and services. In doing so, we’re helping future proof the long-term prosperity, health and wellbeing of communities across the Sheffield City Region for generations to come.