Aged 16 to 24, living in County Durham, unemployed and looking for new opportunities? Want to get your dream career on track? 

Our partners can help you. 

A flexible training programme where "one size doesn't fit all". Citizens Advice can help you get a job, traineeship or apprenticeship. 

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Join the Stepping Stones programme to get employability skills, experience and qualifications. Or if you know you are looking for a position in the health and social care sector then join the 10 week routeway.

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The Finishing Touches course will give you the self-belief and expert advice needed to be at your very best in interviews. It’s tailored to each person to give you the exact skills you need to ace your next interview.

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First Point Training are based in County Durham and work across many settings including, education, health criminal justice and local communities. We work with a range of adults and young people aged 16 years and over who are facing challenges in life. We pride ourselves on having the skills and understanding to support and guide people in the right direction. We focus on developing a person’s strengths, helping with coping strategies and offering on-going one-to-one support.

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Finchale Group is an award-winning training provider bringing life-changing expert support to both individuals and businesses. Our training and apprenticeships respond to the needs of the people we work with, fulfilling their training needs and preparing them for the next stage of their journey into employment. We are passionate about enabling our clients to realise their full potential.

What we can offer Durhamworks young people? 

We offer a 3-day Construction or Warehousing training programme with the opportunity to gain recognised City and Guilds qualifications, enhance your key skills, build your CV and interview experience. Our Wellbeing and Employment Coaches, Specialist Tutors and Mentors are ready and waiting to support you throughout your journey to employment.

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Want to get match fit for the world of work? The foundation runs fun, interactive programmes which use the power of sport to help develop important skills that could kick-start your career.

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During your time at DurhamWorks, you’ll receive continual support from Groundwork NE. This includes advice and information, training with qualifications, job matching help, as well as residential activities and volunteering opportunities.

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Our courses are perfect for young people interested in digital marketing, social media, technology, gaming, or IT. In addition our courses are really helpful for those candidates looking to have the edge on their CVs and in interviews for roles like business admin, retail and hospitality.

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The Plan 4 Life scheme looks at each individual’s career and education dreams in an informal, creative and fun environment. It will identify your needs and offers a unique way of focusing on your future.

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SMARTT North East Ltd is an Educational Training Provider We are a team of highly experienced trainers, mainly ex-service personnel and are an approved provider for the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

Since 2004 we have been delivering a number of highly successful long and short Vocational courses for schools and organisations across the North of England, mainly working with young people close to exclusion and in danger of leaving education without any qualifications or the Key Skills needed for employment.

Our routeway is cross-cutting providing a range of outreach opportunities that span the key areas of widening participation & employability and involves 6 full qualifications. We will be offering learners support with practical stepping stones which can enhance their personal development, including producing a CV. 

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We can provide you with the opportunity to get work ready with CV building and interview skills built into our routeways, taught be industry specialists.

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Orangebox Training Solutions Limited is an accredited training and recruitment company. The team at Orangebox are vastly experienced and pride themselves on their delivery style and captivate their audiences during every presentation. They use fascinating life skills, case histories and real-life stories during every course – this makes Orangebox stand out from competitors.

Orangebox is as much concerned about your journey as you are. A quality effective service and attention to detail will want you to use again and again. We intend to deliver high quality, professional training and recruitment in a friendly way, giving you life-changing opportunities.

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Our Future Steps programme aims to engage young people who are disengaged with education or who are unemployed and also those who may have special educational needs. The programme covers confidence building and personal development, matching skills, strengths and attributes to employment. Participants will gain a recognised qualification as well as gaining life skills for employment, training and personal development.

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