For those considering a move to the area and who are looking for jobs in Doncaster, it makes good sense to have a look at the cost of living. In Doncaster’s case, that means about average when compared to the surrounding area, and the UK as a whole. According to Zoopla, an average flat will sell for about £97,000, while a terraced house will make around £92,000 and a semi £118,000. The family food bill will be around £50 a week, about average for the area. There is a good selection of state schools and academies from primary upwards, and a selection of special, alternative and independent schools. Higher education opportunities are available from Doncaster College and University Centre.
Doncaster Job Opportunities
Situated in South Yorkshire, close to the A1(M), M18, M180, M62, and with its International Railport, Doncaster is a major hub for some of the country’s biggest retail companies. Logistics jobs are regularly advertised, as are warehouse jobs in Doncaster, with additional personnel taken on during peak periods of the year. Although not as large as in some areas, Doncaster’s manufacturing companies contribute significantly to the areas prosperity, manufacturing a broad range of products and providing packaging machine operator jobs in Doncaster, as well as roles for engineers and office staff. The city centre area has been improved and expanded in recent years. Now many well-known high street brands operate side by side with local independent traders, providing an increasing number of retail jobs in Doncaster.
Doncaster Employment Trends
Over recent years, Doncaster’s economy and additional job opportunities have performed better than expected. Although partly due to new businesses, and established businesses expanding their operations, much is also attributed to Doncaster Council and its Chamber of Commerce’s focus on increasing the skill levels of school leavers and younger areas of the workforce. Part of a five-year plan which concludes in 2018, the strategy has helped create a significant number of apprenticeship places with local companies. This initiative has also been a big factor when other businesses have been considering whether relocating to the Doncaster area is in their best interests.