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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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  • Quality Inspector Total Jobs
    • Negotiable + Benefits
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    ...Aerospace Component Manufacturing company based in Consett, County Durham requires an experienced Quality Inspector to support production by completing inspection activities in line with customer and quality specifications. This is a day shift... more details

  • Sandwich Artist Retail Choice
    • National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage
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    Job Role: Sandwich Artist Location: Thinford North, Ferryhill Salary: National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage A range ofPart Time contracts are available Euro Garages is one of the UK`s largest privately owned forecourt operators. Euro Garages... more details

  • Embedded Software Engineer - C/C++ - Near Durham. CWJobs I.T.
    • £28000 - £35000 per annum
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    ...Embedded Software Engineer - C/C++ - Near Durham. Commutable from Sunderland, Durham, Washington, Gateshead, Hartlepool. Embedded C/C++, Firmware Design, Embedded Software, UML, Git, SVN, USB, Bluetooth, Ethernet, UART, I2C, RS232, RS485, PIC, ARM... more details

  • Electronic Design Engineer / Hardware Engineer - Nr Durham CWJobs I.T.
    • £30000 - £38000 per annum
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    ...Electronic Design Engineer / Hardware Engineer - Near Durham. Commutable from Durham, Northallerton, Sunderland, Washington, Gateshead, Hartlepool. Electronic Design, Hardware Design, R&D Design Engineer, SMPS, Analogue Design, Analogue Power, Low... more details

  • Sales Representative Total Jobs
    • From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum
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    All levels of experience considered as full training provided. The Company''s main focuses are on their brand awareness, increasing customer loyalty and retention. On a day to day basis, you’ll attend pre-booked appointments with customers who have... 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.