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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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  • Senior Web Designer / UX Designer CWJobs I.T.
    • £20k - 30k per year
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    ...Senior Web Designer / UX Designer Durham Permanent £22, 000 - £30, 000 per annum Senior Web Designer / UX Designer required for a unique solution provider based near Durham. They are looking for someone to come in and lead the design team... more details

  • Sales and Marketing Manager Total Jobs
    • From £30,000 to £30,000 per annum
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    ...Sales and Marketing Manager Durham £30, 000 basic and open ended bonus Full time Workwear Express is a thriving company serving large customers and small consumers alike, the market is increasing rapidly and Workwear Express is ahead of the pack... more details

  • Chemistry Technician Adzuna
    • 16000 - 17000/annum
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    ...Heather Deagle is recruiting for a Laboratory Technician to join a company in the paints industry at their site based in County Durham on a temporary to permanent basis. The main purpose of your role as Laboratory Technician will be to assist... more details

  • Assistant IT Technician CV Library
    • £14000 - £18000/annum Plus Benefits
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    ... 140 staff members across multiple offices throughout the UK. Our client is currently recruiting for an Assistant IT Technician to join their IT support team based in Durham. The role involves providing IT support to a Windows 7 domain, including... more details

  • Teacher of Year 4 (County Durham) reed.co.uk
    • £90
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    ...A dedicated and professional primary teacher is required from September 2014 to work on a full time supply basis in this County Durham based primary school. As a fully qualified teacher , you will be required to teach a Year 4 class - a class which... 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.