Date Posted: Sep 18, 2017
Single mum Catherine wasn’t confident about her work prospects before she was introduced to DurhamWorks. Now she’s studying accountancy, gaining qualifications and feeling positive about her future.Read More
With DurhamWorks it's really simple to engage with potential employees. Support and funding may be available to ensure you find the ideal person for your business.
Read more about the key criteria for this funding.
To kick-start your business growth
Getting enthusiastic young people working for your company couldn’t be easier.
Up to £3,000 of funding may be available towards the cost of taking on a young person through DurhamWorks.
A Business Advisor will also be assigned to guide you through the process.
You’ll be given a package of support tailored to your needs and help to find the right person.
Funding comes from various sources including:
It could be the catalyst for your immediate and long-term business growth.
Get the best out of your rising stars
Training is essential in unleashing the potential of young workers.
It speeds their development and maximises the contribution they make.
It also puts them on a trajectory towards success, fuelling enthusiasm and a commitment to their employer.
DurhamWorks supports companies through the whole process of training young people.
Our Business Advisors help to identify and resource training requirements.
Even before a young person is appointed, we conduct initial screenings to assess key skills.
These give a clear view of the future training needs of anyone a business may choose to recruit.
We then offer in-work support to both the young person and the employer.
This is through optional, regular reviews with a dedicated Business Advisor and training assessor.
Our approach ensures talent is nurtured for the good of the young people and the businesses we work with.
Finding the perfect match for your business
DurhamWorks will identify the young talent you need to grow and succeed.
We can take the burden of searching for the right person from you.
And, thanks to our tailored approach, we have a strong track record of finding compatible matches.
Our pre-screening service helps to pinpoint suitable candidates.
Your Business Advisor can also support you through a successful interview process.
The young people we be primed for their interview. This means good candidates aren’t missed simply because of nerves or poor preparation.
As a result, you get a young person on board who’s keen to impress and identifies with your organisation.
DurhamWorks is here to support the employer and the young person
We can provide practical hands on support such as help with: