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An extra pair of hands for House of Hair

Date Posted: Nov 10, 2017

Hair and beauty salon owner Claire received financial help to employ Morgan as an apprentice through DurhamWorks. The funding is covering the cost of Morgan’s training until she can start bringing in her own paying customers.


Jobs In Warehousing, Production and Industrial Cleaning

Date Posted: Nov 08, 2017

DurhamWorks subcontractor Optimum Skills have more great training opportunities for November, with jobs available at the end of the courses. They’re helping businesses across County Durham to find and train staff for roles in Warehousing, Production and Industrial Cleaning.


Anna’s Story

Date Posted: Nov 06, 2017

23 year old Anna had successfully battled a drug addiction and was working at a drug and alcohol recovery organisation when she was made redundant.


Helping employers to see Jade’s skills

Date Posted: Nov 03, 2017

Jade has a visual impairment. She’s always enjoyed helping people but trying to find an employer willing to take on her disability had proved challenging and she had started to doubt her own abilities. DurhamWorks helped her get her confidence back and now she’s using her disability to her advantage, advising local services about how best to cater for visually impaired people.


Believe and Be

Date Posted: Oct 30, 2017

Victoria and Helen’s children’s play area was keeping them very busy, so they were delighted when DurhamWorks funded two new apprentices to help their new business succeed.


Ben's Story

Date Posted: Oct 27, 2017

Ben had jobs before but wasn’t sure what direction he wanted to go in next. After some support from DurhamWorks he’s now in a job he loves, training to be an accountant.


Start your own business

Date Posted: Oct 25, 2017

Thinking of setting up your own business and going self-employed? If you're 16-24, live in County Durham and are unemployed Biz-Startup Central can help.


Volunteering could be for you

Date Posted: Oct 25, 2017

If you want to try a few jobs without committing, need work experience, want to build your confidence or need someone to give you a job reference, volunteering could be for you! Our Volunteer Passport course is starting soon.


Supported Routes 2 Work

Date Posted: Oct 24, 2017

Supported Routes 2 Work is for unemployed young people, aged 19-24, who have special education needs or an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan and are almost ready to take the next step into employment.


Meridian Upholstery

Date Posted: Oct 23, 2017

Meridian Upholstery specialise in high quality reupholstery and bespoke furniture manufacturing for the domestic and contract markets. The company are growing fast, expanding into more contract work, but needed to expand their team too. DurhamWorks helped to secure them the employee they needed.