Layla gains employment in the Care Industry
Date Posted: Feb 20, 2023
Layla, 17, was struggling to find opportunities for people her age in the Care Industry. After signing onto DurhamWorks, Layla is now employed and thriving in the industry.MORE
Funding to support unemployed young people secured
Date Posted: Jul 28, 2022
More than £1million in funding has been secured to help almost 300 unemployed young people get into work and improve their skills.
We and Groundwork North East have been successful in winning a £1.2million bid awarded by the Youth Futures Foundation. The funding has enabled us and Groundwork to establish the DurhamWorks Futures team, as part of DurhamWorks.
DurhamWorks is a dedicated programme for young people aged 16 to 24 living in County Durham who are not in education, employment or training.
The Futures team aims to support 290 unemployed young people between now and 2023. It will help th...MORE
Yasmin secures new employment after Kickstart placement comes to an end
Date Posted: Jul 08, 2022
Yasmin signed up to DurhamWorks in April 2022 following completion of a Kickstart placement. Yasmin was keen to move into employment and advised she needed support with applications and interview skills and to build confidence in these areas.
Yasmin was quickly referred to Employment Engagement Officer, Jo Standen, who supported Yasmin with an application for a Durham County Council apprenticeship. Whilst waiting to hear news about the apprenticeship, Yasmin attended a training course with a local training provider to gain further skills. Yasmin continued attending regular appointments with J...MORE
After doing a catering course at college Luke was struggling to find employment so came into DurhamWorks to get help finding employment
Date Posted: Jun 13, 2022
Luke signed up to DurhamWorks in January 2021 as he had completed a Level 2 catering course at East Durham College, and he was struggling to find employment.
Luke’s main goal was to get a job in the hospitality and catering industry but due to the pandemic and lockdown, his job search had been put on hold. Luke’s work coach at the job centre put him forward for a Kickstart vacancy at Alice House Hospice which Luke was successful in securing and started a 6-month employment contract as a kitchen assistant. He started in the May and his contract finished in December 2021. During his Kickstart pl...MORE
Byron "Kickstart" success
Date Posted: May 31, 2022
When Byron left University in 2018 and was looking for a job in programming. After struggling to find employment in this sector, Byron wasn’t sure what other roles to look for. Also not having any work experience was a barrier to Byron so signed up to Universal Credit. After completing a life skills and employability course with Acuman Byron was then referred into DurhamWorks in 2019 to get further support into securing employment. Following on from her passion for programming, Byron was then referred into DurhamWorks Delivery Partner, RAW Digital. After working with RAW Digital he applied fo...MORE
Christian was looking for an Apprenticeship, DurhamWorks found the perfect role for him
Date Posted: Apr 07, 2022
Christian signed up to DurhamWorks as he was interested in a an apprenticeship in construction but was struggling to secure an opportunity. DurhamWorks supported him every step of the way and managed to secure him an apprenticeship in Bricklaying.
Find out more about roles at DurhamWorks jobs fairs
Date Posted: Mar 21, 2022
People looking for work can find out more about employment and training opportunities at three job fairs.
On Wednesday 23 March, DurhamWorks is hosting fairs at Stanley Civic Hall, Peterlee Leisure Centre and Bishop Auckland Cricket Club, all from 10am to 2pm. The events are open to anyone of any age looking for work, with DurhamWorks there to support those aged 16 to 24.
A host of employers who have vacancies available now will be present, with DurhamWorks delivery partners and colleges also attending to support jobseekers to move into training or apprenticeships.
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Maddison secures employment with Codrophenia
Date Posted: Mar 11, 2022
Maddison Savage, 19 needed support into finding employment after completing a college course.
Maddison had already had some work experience in hospitality and was keen to put these skills into use. Maddison wanted help to approach employers, plus help with her CV. She also needed support in building her confidence, job search and interview skills as Maddison had been actively applying for jobs but not getting to interview.
After being referred into DurhamWorks, the Employment Engagement team had a several appointments with Maddison to review her CV, applications and provide support with job se...MORE
Employment and education successes celebrated at DurhamWorks awards
Date Posted: Mar 03, 2022
Young people who have been supported into employment, training and education have been honoured at a County Durham awards ceremony.
Seventeen young people received recognition for their successes at the DurhamWorks Achievement Awards, which were announced in an online video by BBC Newcastle Radio Breakfast Show presenter, Anna Foster.
Seven prizes were handed out to young people who received help from the DurhamWorks youth employment programme, as well as the partners and employers who supported them over the last 12 months.
Members of the DurhamWorks team had previously presented the winners ...MORE
Daniel was made redundant due to COVID but is now receiving support from DurhamWorks to find new employment
Date Posted: Aug 14, 2021
Like many young people in the last year, Daniel found himself being made redundant from his role due to the COVID Pandemic.
At 24, Daniel turned to DurhamWorks for support in job searching and updating his CV. Hannah Fenwick, Progression Advisor for DurhamWorks was able to provide him with the support he needed.
Daniel has a degree in Philosophical Studies, A Levels in English Literature (A*), Philosophy and Ethics (A), Sociology (B). As Level: Psychology (C), plus a range of GCSES grades A and B. Through previous employment Daniel had managerial experience from previous employment.