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  • Are you interested in an apprenticeship with Durham County Council?

    Posted in DurhamWorks Participants, Employer News, General News, Our Stories on Jun 26, 2020.

    Durham County Council is looking to recruit 30+ apprentices across a wide range of occupations within the following areas:

    • Waste Resource Operative
    • Horticulture
    • Business Administration
    • Human Resources Support
    • Financial Management
    • Degree Apprenticeships in Civil Engineering & Quantity Surveying.

    There are a range of opportunities at Levels 2, 3 and Degree (Level 6) to work towards.  

    DurhamWorks Delivery Partner, Citizens Advice County Durham, will be holding online sessions to help DurhamWorks participants understand and successfully complete the Durham County Council...

  • Are you interested in an Apprenticeship?

    Posted in General News on Jun 24, 2020.

     Read how Chloe landed her role as Recruitment Business Admin Apprentice at Bishop Auckland Hospital

    Chloe has been on the DurhamWorks programme for just over a year and had overcome challenges throughout her life prior to DurhamWorks, and whilst being on the programme.

    Living independently as a young person, she faced social isolation and economic difficulties. These have been a challenge to Chloe whilst on the programme. Initially Chloe found work at Bargain Buys with the support provided through DurhamWorks but would have struggled with costs – clothing and travel without the programme. Due...

  • Job Success for graduate Megan during COVID-19

    Posted on Jun 19, 2020.

    DurhamWorks participant Megan has proved that there are still jobs out there for young people by landing a job at Mencap during the recent pandemic.

    Megan was first referred to the DurhamWorks programme by her job coach at the job centre plus in Durham in January 2020.   Megan who has a degree in International Development, met with her progression worker Jean regularly initially to boost morale.

    Jean said “I provided Megan with lots of useful websites to job search on such as Jobs North East and looked over her CV to maximise interview chances.  I also offered to link up with my contacts at Ch...

  • Young Carers Neighbourhood Charter Status

    Posted on Jun 17, 2020.

    We are pleased to announce that having worked closely with The Bridge Young Carers Service (part of the national charity Family Action) in recent months, DurhamWorks (Progression and Learning - Durham County Council) has successfully obtained Young Carers Neighbourhood Charter status. This award demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing Young Carers with a broad range of support that meets their individual needs, to help them to progress into education, employment and training. 

     Well done to everyone involved 

  • Groundwork DurhamWorks team step up the challenge during isolation

    Posted in DurhamWorks Participants, Employer News, General News, Our Stories, Professionals News on May 21, 2020.

    Groundwork DurhamWorks team step up the challenge during isolation

  • Do you want a career in Border Force?

    Posted in DurhamWorks Participants, General News on May 07, 2020.

    DurhamWorks - Choose your future.

  • DurhamWorks - Top tips for writing your CV.

    Posted in DurhamWorks Participants, General News, Our Stories on May 06, 2020.

    DurhamWorks - Improve Your Future.

  • See how our Delivery Partners are supporting PPE equipment

    Posted in Employer News, General News on May 06, 2020.

    DurhamWorks Delivery Partners SHAID, DELTA North Consett and The Cornforth Partnership are doing their bit in helping to make and distribute PPE to Key Workers.

    When Sam Stokoe, who is Head Coach at Durham Community Tennis Partnership, heard that front line workers in care homes and surgeries were struggling to get hold of personal protective equipment, he decided to use his 3D printer to make masks. As the demand increased, Sam worked with a number of organisations to produce vital PPE for free.

     After discussions with some Voluntary and Community Organisations, it became apparent that frontl...

  • County Durham volunteering unit launches

    Posted in Employer News, General News on May 01, 2020.

    A new volunteering unit has been set up in County Durham to provide more support to local organisations and charities during the coronavirus pandemic.

    The unit builds on the work of County Durham Together, the community hub operated by Durham County Council to support people and families who are vulnerable and in need during these unprecedented times.

    It will provide a central location where organisations needing additional help or practical resources can go to register that need.

    The aim of the unit is to help manage offers of support from businesses and individuals who have volunteered their...

  • DurhamWorks and Delivery Partner Groundwork embracing new ways of working

    Posted in Employer News, General News on Apr 27, 2020.


    During COVID- 19 we have all had to adapt and change the way we work. Groundwork North East offers wraparound support to participants, to help them secure education, training or employment opportunities. They required access to the DurhamWorks client database to be able to update records and access any relevant and important information.

    So we didn’t let social distancing stop us. Through discussions with Groundwork it was decided that Craig Liddle (Planning and Analysis Co-ordinator, Progression and Learning) would offer some virtual training for staff instead’.

    Craig said “I organised two ...