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. 


All About Training are offering a 5 day Introduction to the Logistics Sector programme where you can gain practical hands on experience of unloading and loading vehicles, learn basic manoeuvres for operating the forklift & pallet stacker trucks, pick goods & position them ready for assembling the order, be a Shunter Driver for the day and learn how to safely: operate the vehicle; complete a yard safety assessment; complete vehicle/trailer checks & couple/uncouple the vehicle, assume the role of a Vehicle Banksman and guide your colleagues to accurately position the shunter vehicle for access and to load a vehicle.


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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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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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First Point Peer Mentors have experience in the following areas specifically to help you: 

Homelessness

Mental Health

Bullying

Addiction

LGBTQ+

Criminal Justice System

Domestic Abuse

Trauma

School Refusal among others.

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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.

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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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Groundwork Peer Mentors can offer guidance, support, and form a positive one-to-one relationship with mentees on the DurhamWorks programme. Peer Mentors are of a similar age, share their life experience and the challenges they have faced with mentees. Support is mentee led - setting goals, what the support should look like and how often.


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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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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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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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The Forge is the North East’s leading arts-in-education agency, specialising in creative participatory programmes for young people. Based in Stanley, County Durham, we work with artists, arts organisations, schools, colleges, universities and training agencies across the region, creating specialised arts-based training and skills development programmes for young people. We support young people who want to develop careers as artists, musicians, theatre practitioners, writers or as creative entrepreneurs within the North East’s creative industries.


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TRN provide apprenticeships, traineeships, pre-apprenticeship study programmes, SWAPs and education and training programmes in key priority sectors, including construction, health and social care, children and young people. 


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DurhamWorks Gender Equality and Equal Opportunities Policy 2019 to 2021

DurhamWorks Sustainable Development Policy October 2019 to July 2021


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