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- 16-24 years old
- A County Durham resident
- Not in education, employment or training
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DurhamWorks is a partnership project between Durham County Council and 9 organisations working together to support young people who are not in education, employment or training.
We can give you information, support and guidance that will help you find opportunities near to you. We check through hundreds of job and apprenticeship opportunities and can find out what courses and training are available for you too.
I have really enjoyed the experience and feel that I have more confidence and future.
I feel like the DurhamWorks programme is about young people. They genuinely care about getting you a job that you enjoy.
Working with DurhamWorks gave me the confidence boost I needed to just go for it and it’s turned out to be a great match for me and my health condition.
I wasn’t in a good place, but now I have an idea of what I want to do in the future.
The DurhamWorks funded apprenticeship is great for me to learn in a practical way.
Date Posted: Sep 10, 2019
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...MORE
Date Posted: Sep 09, 2019
Debbie Cruddace, a DurhamWorks Progression Advisor has been working with a young man, David Robson, who was signed upto DurhamWorks after being on a supported Internship.
Debbie tells us of David's Journey through DurhamWorks and where he is now.
"David Robson was transferred to me after being on the supported internship – his mum was very keen to get him engaged in something positive- but he struggled. He started Catch 22, but didn’t feel stretched enough. He hit a very dark space in his life and his behaviour became a challenge.
We tried everything to try and re-engage him, until one day I...MORE
Are you looking to expand your team?
We can help you find passionate and talented young people that are well suited to your business. We can offer support and advice on apprenticships , training and recruitment.
DurhamWorks helps employers access the many rewards of employing young people.
Recruiting 16 to 24-year-olds can positively impact on everything from performance and productivity to growth, innovation and morale.
With DurhamWorks it's really simple too. Support and funding may be available to ensure you find the ideal person for your business.