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Doncaster Council has been running the Ambition Doncaster programme since May 2015. Ambition Doncaster operates across the Borough and provides support to 18-24-year-old Job Seeker Allowance and Universal Credit claimants during the 12 to 18 weeks they participate.

Part of a city region-wide programme called Ambition SCR, Ambition Doncaster is a local employment programme for 18-24 year olds that will provide; tailored support; employability skills, work experience; and, ultimately sustained employment. Individuals accessing Ambition Doncaster have a minimum of 12 weeks to a maximum of 16 weeks (depending on need) within which to find employment.

Training will be provided in team working, communication, customer service, time management, confidence, CV writing, interview skills, problem solving, presentation skills, commercial awareness and social media.

Since starting Ambition Doncaster has have supported 105 young people into work placements and 163 in to paid employment.

Bus and train travel fares are covered whilst you are on the Ambition Doncaster programme. Once you have completed the programme and are in employment, you will receive up to 26 weeks of ‘In work Support’. And a bonus of up to £500.

If you are 18-24 years old and a JSA or Universal Credit claimant and would like to be referred to the Ambition Doncaster programme then contact your Job Centre Advisor or telephone the Ambition Doncaster team on 01302 735827 or email ambition@doncaster.gov.uk
You can also complete our online enquiry form today and one of our Ambition Coaches will contact you.

For more information about Ambition Doncaster and to meet the Ambition Learners click here.

Some comments from the Feedback form;

  • The Ambition Academy was excellent, it helped me to meet new people and increased my confidence.
  • Working with my Ambition coach really helped me to prepare for my interview.
  • Excellent from start to finish.
  • It was fantastic, everyone was really knowledgeable and supportive.
  • Very interactive and welcoming.