Kyle Smith was a year 11 leaver with no plans or definite ideas of what he wanted to do for a career. He came into DurhamWorks as NEET and was allocated to DurhamWorks Progression Adviser, Tom Lynn. After the initial meeting, Tom established that Kyle had family related issues that were holding him back. He was also unsure of where to look for information about what he could do in the future and what help was available. Kyle also had a number of personal, financial and opportunity related barriers that were stopping him from moving forward with his life. Tom was able to support Kyle by remo...MORE
Some of the stories and experiences from young people who have been helped by DurhamWorks.
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I have really enjoyed the experience and feel that I have more confidence and future.
I feel like the DurhamWorks programme is about young people. They genuinely care about getting you a job that you enjoy.
Working with DurhamWorks gave me the confidence boost I needed to just go for it and it’s turned out to be a great match for me and my health condition.
I wasn’t in a good place, but now I have an idea of what I want to do in the future.
The DurhamWorks funded apprenticeship is great for me to learn in a practical way.