Some of the stories and experiences from young people who have been helped by DurhamWorks.

DurhamWorks Podcast Available now

DurhamWorks have launched 3 podcasts to provide additional information and support to those who may be interested in DurhamWorks.

The three podcasts cover:

  • Employer support and job opportunities - This episode features The Park Head Hotel at Bishop Auckland and why Claire Gibbons, owner, has taken on three members of staff through DurhamWorks.

  • The journey a young person has taken whilst on DurhamWorks - from suffering from Paranoid schizophrenia to now having a job in which he can be proud of, Christopher Lambert tells us about his journey.

  • And finally, a parents perspective of how Dur...

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Victoria's digital journey with RAW

Victoria Anderson has just completed the Digital Marketing Course with RAW Digital and with their continued support, she is looking forward to finding the perfect role for her.

"Before I did my digital marketing course with RAW, I was doing volunteering and looking for a full time job.

When I met with eve from raw digital, I was given so much information about the different course they had running at the time, it made it so much easier to choose a course and I was able to get a good understanding of what I would be learning.

From the start to finish, RAW digital has been so easy to deal wit...

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Suffering from extreme anxiety to now accepting challenges.

Susan found out about DurhamWorks via a leaflet that was delivered through her door, and then a knock at the door from a member of the DurhamWorks team.

At the time she was living at her mums house with her twin brother. She was struggling with extreme anxiety and mental health issues, she had not been outside the house for about 3 years.

She agreed to come to Hillrigg house for a 1:1 appointment and discuss what DurhamWorks had to offer. At that time the programme Train Tracks was about to start and Susan was a perfect candidate. Debbie, one of our progression workers was called into the ro...

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Jamie's Story

Jamie came to Finishing Touches after finding that college was just not for him.

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Lucy's Story

Lucy is one of many young people who have taken part in the project so far. She has developed her social skills, confidence and self-esteem with support from DurhamWorks.

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Brandon's Story

Brandon approached Consett YMCA as part of the Finishing Touches project on DurhamWorks as he wanted to get an apprenticeship.

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