News Categories

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...


Are you interested in an Apprenticeship?

Date Posted: Jun 24, 2020

 Read how Chloe landed her role as Recruitment Business Admin Apprentice at Bishop Auckland Hospital

Chloe has been on the DurhamWorks programme for just over a year and had overcome challenges throughout her life prior to DurhamWorks, and whilst being on the programme.

Living independently as a young person, she faced social isolation and economic difficulties. These have been a challenge to Chloe whilst on the programme. Initially Chloe found work at Bargain Buys with the support provided through DurhamWorks but would have struggled with costs – clothing and travel without the programme. Due...


Groundwork DurhamWorks team step up the challenge during isolation

Date Posted: May 21, 2020

Groundwork DurhamWorks team step up the challenge during isolation


Do you want a career in Border Force?

Date Posted: May 07, 2020

DurhamWorks - Choose your future.


DurhamWorks - Top tips for writing your CV.

Date Posted: May 06, 2020

DurhamWorks - Improve Your Future.


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.


Tech success from DurhamWorks and Citizens Advice County Durham.

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...