Date Posted: Jul 15, 2019
Now you have left school do you think you could do with some additional help when it comes making the move from Year 11 to college, apprenticeships or employment?
DurhamWorks is a dedicated service to support young people aged 16-24 living in County Durham who are not in education, employment or training.
We are a partnership project between Durham County Council and nine organisations working together to offer information, advice and guidance to provide opportunities such as training, work experience and vacancy matching. We also offer tailored support to what a young person may need.
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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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