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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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  • Electronic Design Engineer / Hardware Engineer - Nr Durham Total Jobs
    • From £28,000 to £38,000 per annum
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    ...Electronic Design Engineer / Hardware Engineer - Nr Durham Electronic Design, Hardware Design, Analogue Design, Analogue Electronics, Low Noise, Low Power, Digital Design, PCB Design, CADStar, ADC, DAC, EMC, Firmware, Embedded Systems, LabView... more details

  • Graduate Business Development Executive Total Jobs
    • £22000 - £25000 per annum + OTE £35K
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    ...Position: Graduate Field Sales Executive Location: Durham/ North East Salary: £22, 000 - £23, 000 + £35K First Year OTE Job Type: Permanent Are you an ambitious graduate looking to kick start an exciting and lucrative business to business sales... more details

  • Customer Representative - Durham, Co Durham Adzuna
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    ...Introduction We need: A Customer Representative for our branch in Durham, Co. Durham £15, 000-£18, 866 a year on a full-time contract, plus benefits Send in your application by Sunday 6 December 2015 You''ll be the first person customers see when... more details

  • Senior Care Assistant Total Jobs
    • Up to £7.20 per hour
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    ...Please note this vacancy is a temporary position One Vision. One Team:  Situated within a quiet residential area in the beautiful historic city of Durham, St Margaret’s Care Home is a purpose built 60 bedded care home offering Dementia, Nursing... more details

  • Audit specialist Total Jobs
    • £28000 - £32000 per annum
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    We are working with a forward-thinking accountancy practice who have recognised that to attract the best Practice staff it pays to be different, ensuring client relationships are always at the forefront of their mind. They undertake accounts... 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.