Date Posted: Mar 20, 2019
Kyle Smith was a year 11 leaver with no plans or definite ideas of what he wanted to do for a career. He came into DurhamWorks as NEET and was allocated to DurhamWorks Progression Adviser, Tom Lynn. After the initial meeting, Tom established that Kyle had family related issues that were holding him back. He was also unsure of where to look for information about what he could do in the future and what help was available. Kyle also had a number of personal, financial and opportunity related barriers that were stopping him from moving forward with his life. Tom was able to support Kyle by remo...Read More
It’s hard to watch a young person you care about struggle to get a job, or find their way in the world. As a parent or carer, you know all their strengths and skills and how much they have to offer.
DurhamWorks supports young people aged 16-24 to develop those existing skills, identify new ones and help them into a range of training and job opportunities.
We work with a range of partners across the North East, whose staff have a wealth of experience improving young people’s confidence, independence and readiness for work, and helping those who already have the necessary skills to find the right employer for them.
Together we can offer young people tailored one-to-one support, finding training and employment opportunities to match their specific needs and interests.
There’s no minimum or maximum skill requirement to join DurhamWorks. We offer non-judgemental support to young people of all abilities and backgrounds, from those with no qualifications or experience, to graduates and beyond.
We’ve already helped almost 5,000 young people find work with 1,000 employers in lots of different industries, from dog grooming to computer aided design - read about some of our success stories.
If you know someone aged 16-24, not in education, employment or training and lives in County Durham, encourage them to get in touch.
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