How GatewayEast will create up to 35,000 jobs and 3,000 homes in Yorkshire

A plan of the GatewayEast schemeA plan of the GatewayEast scheme
A plan of the GatewayEast scheme
A new base for advanced manufacturing, innovation and logistics is set to create up to 35,000 jobs in Yorkshire over the next 16 years.

The GatewayEast Academy, delivered in partnership with Peel L&P, Doncaster Sheffield Airport and Business Doncaster, has launched a dedicated website which links employers and job applicants.

Stephen Wild, Peel L&P’s executive director for strategic investment & growth, said: “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.

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“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.”

Coun Bill Mordue, Doncaster Council’s Portfolio Holder for Business, Skills and Economic Development, said: “The GatewayEast Academy is a fantastic project in helping to ensure local residents are able to access available education, training or employment opportunities.”

Robert Hough, chairman of Peel Airports Group, which includes Doncaster Sheffield Airport said: “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.”

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

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