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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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  • Project Manager / Project Leader - Electronics, Eng - Durham CWJobs I.T.
    • £30000 - £40000 per annum
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    ...Project Manager / Project Leader ( Electronics, Engineering ) Nr Durham. Commutable from Durham, Darlington, Middlesbrough, Sunderland, Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Project Manager, Project Leader, PRINCE2, Electronics, R&D, Engineering... more details

  • Software Engineer- Test Total Jobs
    • £35000 - £36000 per annum
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    Software Engineers required to develop test solutions for the design and development of high-performance data systems, distributed computing clusters to analyse the response of algorithms. Systems analysis, design, development and integration... more details

  • Recruitment Administrator Adzuna
    • 16000
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    ...Recruitment Administrator County Durham Temporary One of our high profile clients who operate within the Manufacturing sector is looking for a Recruitment Administrator to join their business based in County Durham on an on going basis... more details

  • Physiotherapist - Hand therapy reed.co.uk
    • £27
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    Job Description An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Band 6 Physiotherapist to support within a MSK service based in the Newcastle area. You will be required to provide a full range of specialised MSK physiotherapy care, focusing... more details

  • Sales Administrator Adzuna
    • 16000
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    ... Group retailer with 4 sites in Durham and Sunderland. With over 160 people across our 4 locations, we are truly one big Pulman family. We want to match and exceed customer’s expectations whilst giving them a truly enjoyable experience you will not find... 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.