Your future is created by
what you do today!
- 16-24 years old
- A County Durham resident
- Not in education, employment or training
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DurhamWorks is a partnership project between Durham County Council and 6 organisations working together to support young people who are not in education, employment or training.
We can give you information, support and guidance that will help you find opportunities near to you. We check through hundreds of job and apprenticeship opportunities and can find out what courses and training are available for you too.
When I started DurhamWorks I was nervous about coming along, but now I am much more confident. DurhamWorks give you the training you need which is better for your CV. If I was to speak to people my age or younger about signing up for DurhamWorks, I would say go for it.
I'd gone to 3 different colleges and dropped out of them all and then I found DurhamWorks. I have now completed a Level 2 in youth work, first aid and food safety courses. My future is much brighter and positive as I've got things I want to do now and I have end goals.
I started my RAF application but knew it would take a while to come through so wanted to look for a job whilst I was waiting. DurhamWorks helped my develop my interviews skills and have made my CV more attractive to employers. If you genuinely want to get into work and want to help yourself its worth signing up.
I finished my degree in design and wasn't having any luck with jobs as I didn't have the experience they wanted. DurhamWorks helped me find a job in digital Marketing. DurhamWorks is important for people like myself as people who finish a degree or college don't know what job they want to go into. DurhamWorks can help you find those opportunities that are right for you.
I was offered the opportunity to take part in a 12 week course. Taking part in the course has been fantastic and I've loved every minute of it. It has helped me improve my skills in finding a job as well as with my social side as I now have a number of new friends.
Date Posted: Nov 04, 2019
Last week 5 young people gained an apprenticeship with a global ICT company DXC through engaging with the Citizens Advice DurhamWorks programme.
The apprentices will be paid a whopping £14,500 per year to learn the skills necessary to work on their ICT Customer Service Helpdesk.
This programme was run in partnership with another DurhamWorks partner – Raw Digital, who supplied the industry expertise, whilst Citizens Advice County Durham supported the candidates with employability skills.
If you know someone who lives in County Durham and is 16-24 years old and who are not in Employment, Edu...MORE
Date Posted: Oct 11, 2019
DurhamWorks have launched 3 podcasts to provide additional information and support to those who may be interested in DurhamWorks.
The three podcasts cover:
Employer support and job opportunities - This episode features The Park Head Hotel at Bishop Auckland and why Claire Gibbons, owner, has taken on three members of staff through DurhamWorks.
The journey a young person has taken whilst on DurhamWorks - from suffering from Paranoid schizophrenia to now having a job in which he can be proud of, Christopher Lambert tells us about his journey.
And finally, a parents perspective of how Dur...
Are you looking to expand your team?
We can help you find passionate and talented young people that are well suited to your business. We can offer support and advice on apprenticships , training and recruitment.
DurhamWorks helps employers access the many rewards of employing young people.
Recruiting 16 to 24-year-olds can positively impact on everything from performance and productivity to growth, innovation and morale.
With DurhamWorks it's really simple too. Support and funding may be available to ensure you find the ideal person for your business.