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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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  • Developer - PHP or Python - Co. Durham - to £25k Total Jobs
    • From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum
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    ...Developer - PHP or Python - Co. Durham - to £25k Our client are looing for Developers from Junior level to Senior Level Building new features to extend the functionality of their SaaS Customer Satisfaction solution as well as working with the team... more details

  • Interim Manufacturing Accountant – Food manufacturing (12 month FTC) Total Jobs
    • From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
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    ...Interim Manufacturing Site Accountant – Food manufacturing (12 month FTC) Location: County Durham, North East UK Salary: £30-45, 000 + great benefits Our client is a major International food manufacturer. An exciting opportunity has arisen... more details

  • Band 5/6 Primary Care Nurse - Prison Adzuna
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    ...Band 5/6 Primary Care Nurse - Prison Our client has a job vacancy for a Band 5/6 Primary Care Nurse to work within a prison based in Durham. This vacancy has an initial 3 month contract and the pay rate for this role is 20-27 per hour (limited... more details

  • French and Spanish Customer Service Advisors Total Jobs
    • From £15,000 to £17,000 per annum
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    ...A highly successful business in the Durham area is seeking a customer service advisor to join their expanding team. This person will be responsible for: The delivery of excellent customer service including inbound and outbound calls Providing... more details

  • Healthcare Assistant HCA - Durham reed.co.uk
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    ...CRG are looking for HCAs (Healthcare Assistants) to work in Hospitals in the Durham area. CRG Healthcare are unique in that we can offer you the following benefits for this role; •Travel Allowance 45p Per Mile * •Cost of CRB paid... more details

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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.