Optimum Skills

Who are we?

Optimum Skills are a North East Apprenticeship and Training provider, creating opportunities for young people to progress into meaningful employment. We can provide you with the opportunity to get work ready with CV building and interview skills built into our routeways, taught be industry specialists. We have a dedicated team who are passionate about supporting you through your journey and into employment.

What can we offer DurhamWorks Young People?

Routeways into Adult Health and Social Care / Industrial Environmental Awareness

Optimum Skills offer young people the chance to progress into work with our routeway programmes in either Adult Health and Social Care of Industrial Environmental Awareness gain qualification and skills in both Adult Health and Social Care and Industrial Environmental Awareness, with CV writing and interview skills built into every routeway. Our team

Traineeships and Apprenticeships

We have a variety of apprenticeship opportunities in many sectors including; Business admin, Warehousing, Customer Service, Digital Marketing, Bricklaying, Joinery, and Butchery. All current apprenticeship vacancies can be found on the Optimum Skills website. Our 14 week traineeship programme for 16 – 18 year olds gives you the skills and qualifications you need to secure an apprenticeship, with work experience in your chosen sector and the opportunity to stay on as a paid apprentice upon completion of the programme. Our Darlington based Construction Academy also runs a traineeship programme, where you will learn practical skills in bricklaying and joinery whilst gaining relevant qualifications and be placed on work experience with local employers, with the aim to get an apprenticeship.


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