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Durham has a rich history and it's entire town centre is a designated conservation area, with hundreds of listed buildings. The Cathedral Church of Christ is the most famous building here, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tourists flock to see the spectacular cathedral, as well as the observatory and the castle. Durham University is one of the country's oldest and most prestigious, with students coming from round the world to study there.

The historic University has a huge turnover of over £150 million, and with over 16000 students enrolled across many campuses it is one of the region's biggest employers. Over 3000 people work at the University, and the students, staff and the university itself spend over £60 million on local goods and services, sustaining a further 1500 jobs. The university provides research training and consultancy for over 3500 organisations, around half of which are situated in the north east.

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  • Electrical Maintenance Engineer (FMCG) Total Jobs
    • £25000 - £37000 per annum + Training+Overtime+Progression
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    ...Electrical Maintenance Engineer (FMCG) Durham Options of Days (25.5k)/2 Shift (28k) or Nights (37k) Overtime + Training + Progression + Pension Are you an Electrically Bias Maintenance Engineer looking to work for a successful FMCG Manufacturer... more details

  • Mechanical Design Engineer Career Structure
    • £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Package
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    Mechanical Engineer North East England £28000 - £35000 per year + Package Our client Our client is an independently owned Building Services Consultancy who has been established for over 20 years. They work on a mixture of commercial, residential,... more details

  • Business Intelligence Analyst - Graduate Trainee Total Jobs
    • £25k per year + Benefits
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    ...Our client is a leading provider of workwear solutions to the UK market with ambitious international growth plans.  Established for 25 years they have recently moved in to a purpose built 28, 000 sq. ft. factory in Durham City employing over 100... more details

  • Business Administrator Total Jobs
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    Business Administrator HR Specialist Full-time Just like every big organisation, the Army needs people with financial, administrative, IT and secretarial skills, wherever it is in the world. Join us as a full-time Business Administrator and we’ll... more details

  • Receptionist Adzuna
    • £15000 per annum
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    ...Our nation-wide client is looking for a Receptionist to work for 2 weeks at their site in County Durham. The successful candidate will be meeting, greeting, and signing in all visitors on site, answering and redirecting phone lines, and assisting... more details

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Tourism

Tourism is a large and growing part of the economy in Durham, with over 1.5 million tourists visiting the area last year, spending 4.2 million nights in the area. In addition to this more than a staggering 16 million day visits were made. These visitors make a huge contribution to Durham's economy of over £650 million. Around 9,000 full time jobs are supported by direct tourist expenditure in the county, and a further 2200 are supported by indirect revenue from tourism. In addition to academic qualifications, make sure your CV demonstrates skills such as teamwork, communication and customer service. Work experience with any job involving direct communication with the public is useful, as well as any knowledge of foreign languages.