Following a person-centred approach and acting as a form of ‘match maker’ we will support individuals to build capacity, capacity and skills to reach their personal ambition and goals, whilst promoting our Green agenda into all basic training offered.

Breaking Barriers: Inclusive Programme Empowers Young People to Progress

DurhamWorks is a partnership programme between Durham County Council and 9 organisations working together to support young people and help them create their future. 

Do you want to gain work experience and training in the Energy Efficiency sector?

Routes To Low Carbon Jobs offers support to unemployed individuals (18+ years of age) to gain access to our 6 month employment program. This will provide work experience, opportunities and training in the Energy Efficiency sector.

ROAD is designed to help the residents of County Durham

The ROAD (Reaching Out Across Durham) Partnership is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

ROAD is designed to help the residents of County Durham who are out of work and aged 25 and above to overcome barriers to employment. We help individuals find their potential and enable them to move into education, training or work. We do this by working closely with individuals to improve their confidence, develop their skills and promote knowledge, health and well being.

We have inspired change. Our community has thrived.

At Step Forward Tees Valley we support local people to overcome the complex reasons preventing them from finding work. These barriers could include physical or mental ill-health, a lack of self-confidence, a gap in skills, a conviction, or an addiction.

We help people to build on their strengths and aspirations, using the skills and expertise of partners and local employers to achieve their goals. We are committed to making a real and lasting change in Tees Valley.

Helpful resources

Work experience is a great way to learn more about the world of work and gain valuable skills and experience that will look great on your CV. But where do you start? We’ve shared some tips on how to find a work experience placement in this post.

If you’re aged 16 to 30 and want to gain experience, skills, training and the confidence to help you into work, The Prince’s Trust have several resources which can help.

Understanding yourself can help you work out what careers you may enjoy working in.  The discover your skills and careers tool from the National Careers Service is a short quiz which may be able to help you pick your career.