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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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  • Durham Deputy Manager **New** Retail Choice
    • From £24,000 to £27,500 per annum
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    ...Deputy Manager Durham Salary up to £27, 500 Want to work for the biggest UK brand group that has global reach and progression opportunities? My Client is looking for an experienced High Street manager to join their Durham Branch. Only apply if you... more details

  • Class 2 - ADR Driver Total Jobs
    • £9 per hour
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    ...Experienced Class 2 (CAT C - 18 ton) driver required for out client based in South Durham area. Successful HGV Drivers must have Category C licence with ADR /dangerous goods certificate along with in date FLT counterbalance certificate.  Main duties... more details

  • Window Fitter Jobsite
    • £500 - 700 per week + uncapped earnings potential
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    Want to further your career as a Window Fitter with the best in the business? Everest is hiring... We''re r ecruiting right across the UK. Everest? The double glazing people? You got it. Though these days we offer a broad range of home fixture... more details

  • Branch Sales Manager based in Durham Jobsite
    • £28,000 - £35,000 + Comm / Bonus
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    ...We are looking to fill the position of Branch Sales Manager for one of our clients located in Durham. Within the role you will be responsible for: Managing a team of 3/4 individuals. Overseeing all hire agreements and branch operations ensuring... more details

  • Commercial Adminstrator/PA Jobsite
    • £10.99 - £13.55 p hour
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    My client is a £1b business with a strong presence throughout England and Scotland who are constantly expanding and developing to remain relevant in the current market. I am recruiting for a Commercial Assistant to perform general admin duties,... 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.