Our Partners

“It has been a long-held ambition of the council, Doncaster Chamber, local businesses and the whole of Team Doncaster to bring a University Technical College to Doncaster so it is fantastic news that we now have the green light from government. We have just published a review of post-16 education across Doncaster and one of its key recommendations to improve outcomes for young people is to improve quality and choice in Doncaster’s further and higher education opportunities so our communities have clearer routes into employment which the UTC will be an integral part of. The UTC will become a vital pathway into further education and employment for our young people and is part of our comprehensive plans to have a diverse educational offer that provides our young people with the best opportunity to learn and thrive. The UTC will link our young people with local businesses, so they gain the technical skills needed by industry. It will also complement the National College for High Speed Rail by providing another route for our young people to build a successful and rewarding career which supports inclusive economic growth. These are exciting times for Doncaster as we continue to build for the future.”
- Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster

“This is fantastic news for our young people in Doncaster. Gaining skills in advanced engineering and digital design, and being involved in industry-led projects, will give learners the perfect opportunity to secure those high-skilled jobs that are increasingly coming to the Sheffield City Region. My congratulations and thanks go to everyone who has worked so hard to secure this new college.”
- Dan Jarvis, Mayor of Sheffield City Region

“Having worked with the Doncaster UTC team, we are delighted about the recent announcement confirming UTC approval. At Volker Rail we are passionate about building the next generation rail engineering workforce for Doncaster and will require talented young people with a good grounding in STEM subjects to deliver in the fast-emerging digital railway. The UTC will be of great benefit; not only to local young people, but the future local economy. We believe the UTC, alongside the National College of High Speed Rail, will provide fantastic opportunities for our young people and we are excited to be taking this project forward with other partners.”
- Jack Pendle, Engineering Director, Volker Rail

“I am delighted that this scheme has been approved, Doncaster UTC will create a new offer for our young people which will develop the skills and behaviours that industry needs to continue to thrive. By securing Industry involvement in education delivery, we have an opportunity to ensure that our young people succeed in their careers and access the very best opportunities while driving local economic growth. The UTC will provide young people with an exciting education alternative which will enable them to combine traditional study alongside stimulating new industry-based and applied learning pathways.”
- Richard Walsh, Managing Director, Pennine Stone

“The University warmly welcomes and supports the decision to locate a University Technical College in Doncaster. Focused on Advanced Engineering and Digital Design and working with local universities employers, the new UTC in Doncaster and the existing UTC in Sheffield are aimed at developing skills which will drive innovation, attract inward investment from high-tech companies and help to create jobs.”
- Professor Wyn Morgan, Vice-President for Education, University of Sheffield

Find out more about the individuals from business and beyond who are supporting the Doncaster UTC



Supporters of the bid


  • Doncaster chamber
  • Doncaster College
  • The University of Sheffield
  • Wabtec Rail Limited
  • Women in science engineering and technology
  • Agemaspark
  • Volker Rail
  • Doncaster council
  • Hitachi Rail
  • NHS
  • Sheffield City Region
  • Polypipe
  • Keepmoat Homes
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • High Speed Rail
  • Frog
  • Pennine Stone Limited
  • Unipart Rail
  • Engie
University Technical Colleges and Brighter Furtures