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Are you interested in an apprenticeship with Durham County Council?

Date Posted: Jun 26, 2020

Durham County Council is looking to recruit 30+ apprentices across a wide range of occupations within the following areas:

  • Waste Resource Operative
  • Horticulture
  • Business Administration
  • Human Resources Support
  • Financial Management
  • Degree Apprenticeships in Civil Engineering & Quantity Surveying.

There are a range of opportunities at Levels 2, 3 and Degree (Level 6) to work towards.  

DurhamWorks Delivery Partner, Citizens Advice County Durham, will be holding online sessions to help DurhamWorks participants understand and successfully complete the Durham County Council...


Groundwork DurhamWorks team step up the challenge during isolation

Date Posted: May 21, 2020

Groundwork DurhamWorks team step up the challenge during isolation


See how our Delivery Partners are supporting PPE equipment

Date Posted: May 06, 2020

DurhamWorks Delivery Partners SHAID, DELTA North Consett and The Cornforth Partnership are doing their bit in helping to make and distribute PPE to Key Workers.

When Sam Stokoe, who is Head Coach at Durham Community Tennis Partnership, heard that front line workers in care homes and surgeries were struggling to get hold of personal protective equipment, he decided to use his 3D printer to make masks. As the demand increased, Sam worked with a number of organisations to produce vital PPE for free.

 After discussions with some Voluntary and Community Organisations, it became apparent that frontl...


County Durham volunteering unit launches

Date Posted: May 01, 2020

A new volunteering unit has been set up in County Durham to provide more support to local organisations and charities during the coronavirus pandemic.

The unit builds on the work of County Durham Together, the community hub operated by Durham County Council to support people and families who are vulnerable and in need during these unprecedented times.

It will provide a central location where organisations needing additional help or practical resources can go to register that need.

The aim of the unit is to help manage offers of support from businesses and individuals who have volunteered their...


DurhamWorks and Delivery Partner Groundwork embracing new ways of working

Date Posted: Apr 27, 2020


During COVID- 19 we have all had to adapt and change the way we work. Groundwork North East offers wraparound support to participants, to help them secure education, training or employment opportunities. They required access to the DurhamWorks client database to be able to update records and access any relevant and important information.

So we didn’t let social distancing stop us. Through discussions with Groundwork it was decided that Craig Liddle (Planning and Analysis Co-ordinator, Progression and Learning) would offer some virtual training for staff instead’.

Craig said “I organised two ...


Coronavirus: Update to services 19th March

Date Posted: Mar 19, 2020

We are following national guidance in planning our response to the Coronavirus outbreak.


DurhamWorks Podcast Available now

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...


Finding job-ready staff for Community Integrated Care

Date Posted: May 14, 2018

Community Integrated Care were looking for colleagues who are passionate about social care. DurhamWorks’ recruitment and selection service was the perfect way for them to find people with the right attitude for the role, so much so that they’ve taken on five DurhamWorks young people.


Call centre vacancies available: ResQ open day

Date Posted: Feb 20, 2018

DurhamWorks are pleased to be supporting ResQ contact centre on their recruitment open day on 8th March.


Parkin and Denwood Ltd

Date Posted: Feb 20, 2018

Parkin and Denwood Ltd bespoke kitchen and bedroom manufacturers were struggling to find staff to fit their business needs. DurhamWorks helped them to recruit three apprentices with the right attitude to help the business thrive.