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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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  • Field Sales Representative - Imperial Tobacco Total Jobs
    • £88.46 per day
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    ...TACTICAL AVAILABILITY REPRESENTATIVE Fore Retail is currently recruiting for a full time Tactical Availability Representative (Van Sales Representative) working 5 days per week on an on-going contract.Ideal base location would be Durham... more details

  • Front Office or Reception Manager - Durham Area 4 Star Hotel . Total Jobs
    • £19, 000 - £21, 000
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    ...Front Office or Reception Manager £19, 000 - £21, 000 Durham Area Search Consultancy are currently recruiting on behalf of one of the North Easts premier Hotels. This stunning 4* Hotel which is part of a larger group is looking for a Front Office... more details

  • ...Administrator (Administration, Secretarial) BLUA25449 Location: HMP Durham Salary Range: Starting £9, 527.77 Progression to £10, 453.03 ( Subject to job evaluation ) Type of Employment: Temporary -22.20 hours per week Closing Date: Tuesday 9th June... more details

  • Experienced Shot Blaster - Birtley, County Durham CV Library
    • £7 - £7.50/hour
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    ...COMPANY OUTLINE Our client based in Birtley, County Durham are looking for Experienced Shot Blasters to start immediately. ROLE REQUIREMENTS Must be experienced at Shot Blasting Must have a keen eye for detail Able to work to very high specification... more details

  • HR Assistant Total Jobs
    • £8.01 - £9 per hour
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    ...If you are interested in working in a busy HR environment, we are currently recruiting for an HR Assistant in the Durham area. The position is to assist in the provision of an efficient and effective recruitment and HR service in accordance... more details

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Durham Essential Jobseeker Information


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.