Aged 16 to 24, living in County Durham, unemployed and looking for new opportunities? Want to get your dream career on track? 

Our partners can help you. 

Take a look at which partners work in your area, then click the links below to find out more about them, or download our summary guide.

A flexible training programme where "one size doesn't fit all". Citizens Advice can help you get a job, traineeship or apprenticeship. 

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The Finishing Touches course will give you the self-belief and expert advice needed to be at your very best in interviews. It’s tailored to each person to give you the exact skills you need to ace your next interview.

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Want to get match fit for the world of work? The foundation runs fun, interactive programmes which use the power of sport to help develop important skills that could kick-start your career.

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During your time at DurhamWorks, you’ll receive continual support from Groundwork NE. This includes advice and information, training with qualifications, job matching help, as well as residential activities and volunteering opportunities.

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The Plan 4 Life scheme looks at each individual’s career and education dreams in an informal, creative and fun environment. It will identify your needs and offers a unique way of focusing on your future.

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Join the Stepping Stones programme to get employability skills, experience and qualifications. Or if you know you are looking for a position in the health and social care sector then join the 10 week routeway.

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Our courses are perfect for young people interested in digital marketing, social media, technology, gaming, or IT. In addition our courses are really helpful for those candidates looking to have the edge on their CVs and in interviews for roles like business admin, retail and hospitality.

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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.

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First Point Training are based in County Durham and work across many settings including, education, health criminal justice and local communities. We work with a range of adults and young people aged 16 years and over who are facing challenges in life. We pride ourselves on having the skills and understanding to support and guide people in the right direction. We focus on developing a person’s strengths, helping with coping strategies and offering on-going one-to-one support.

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Join one of our two week courses based in Consett, to find out what it is like to work in Health & Social Care, gain nationally recognised qualifications & essential skills for care & apply for local vacancies.

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For almost 40 years NEAS have led the way in providing autism-specific care and education for children, young people and adults across the North-east of England.

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Thirteen is a subcontractor for the DurhamWorks programme, delivering Customer Service and Hospitality Routeways for 16 to 24-year olds living in County Durham who are not in education, employment or training (NEET).  

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Springboard is a community training and development charity which aims to support the development of sustainable communities where people have the skills needed for work and life.

What can we offer DurhamWorks Young People?

Our Future Steps programme aims to engage young people who are disengaged with education or who are unemployed and also those who may have special educational needs.

Our Future Steps programme covers confidence building and personal development, matching skills, strengths and attributes to employment. Participants will gain a recognised qualification as well as gaining life skills for employment, training and personal development.

This rolling programme can be accessed at any time throughout the year and the course runs three days a week with travel expenses and lunch provided.

Progression opportunities include further training on one of our study programmes or volunteering.


Speak to your DurhamWorks advisor or contact Amy Goodall or Hayley Jones

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DurhamWorks Gender Equality and Equal Opportunities Policy 2019 to 2021

DurhamWorks Sustainability Implementation Plan October 2019 to July 2021

DurhamWorks Sustainable Development Policy October 2019 to July 2021

Equality and diversity plan 2019-2021

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