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.


To kick-start your business growth

Getting enthusiastic young people working for your company couldn’t be easier.

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:

  • Government Apprenticeship Initiative 
  • Durham County Council Flexible Fund
  • Durham County Council’s area-based funding for job creation.

It could be the catalyst for your immediate and long-term business growth.

Training Support

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.

In-Work Support

DurhamWorks is here to support the employer and the young person

We can provide practical hands on support such as help with:

  • The induction process (and if necessary attend this with the individual).
  • Identifying and funding any initial and mandatory training.
  • Equipment, clothing, uniform or tools to support the young person.
  • Travel arrangements.
  • Documents, such as references, identification or licences.
  • Finding opportunities and funds for training and courses

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