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. 

Take a look at which partners work in your area, then click the links below to find out more about them, or download our summary guide.

Boost your confidence and employability through an all-expenses paid scheme with a national charity in County Durham. Full training and support will be provided as you volunteer on a helpline and webmail service.

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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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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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Young people are welcome to the organisation’s weekly drop-in service in Crook. You can also take part in a series of intensive week-long programmes of creative arts activities including film, theatre, music and visual arts.

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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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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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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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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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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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Join one of our two week courses based in Consett, to find out what it is like to work in Health & Social Care, gain nationally recognised qualifications & essential skills for care & apply for local vacancies.

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