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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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  • Industrial Cleaning OperativeFEATURED JOB Instore Solutions Ltd
    • £8 per hour
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    Instore Solutions is an industrial maintenance company established in 2005. We offer a diverse range of services including floor preparation, painting and line marking, blast cleaning, specialist machinery and factory equipment cleaning, duct and... more details

  • Store Manager (Designate) - Gateshead Total Jobs
    • From £26,000 to £30,000 per annum Basic + Commission
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    My client is a leader and innovator in their big ticket, niche retail market. They are looking for a candidate who has a passion for delivering exceptional customer service and is capable of managing, training and developing a team of high achieving... more details

  • Vehicle Maintenance Technician Total Jobs
    • Unspecified Competitive Plus benefits
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    With a turnover in excess of £3 billion, over 160 branches nationwide and an ever expanding portfolio, Arnold Clark is proud to be Europe’s largest independent motor dealer. Vehicle Maintenance Technician We are currently recruiting for time served... more details

  • Head Chef - Bill''s Restaurants - Durham Caterer.com
    • OTE £40k plus benefits
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    ...Head Chef - Bill''s Restaurants – Durham At Bill’s Restaurant’s we serve only the freshest produce, with our Head Chef’s leading their teams and creating exceptional dishes from breakfast through to dinner. Our Head Chef must: Have a proven track... more details

  • Training Officer Caterer.com
    • From £25,023 to £30,738 per annum
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    ...Training Officer Durham University Estates and Buildings: Accommodation and Commercial Services Training Officer (two-year fixed term contract) Grade 6 (£25, 023-£30, 738) The post-holder will be responsible for designing and delivering training... more details

  • Handyperson - Hartlepool, Multiple locations Adzuna
    • £2.095 per unit per month (214 units)
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    An exciting opportunity has become available for a Handyperson to join the team at Derwent Grange, Lynton Court, Anchor Court, Meadowfield Court, Kensington Court, Regal Close, and Grosvenor Gardens, Hartlepool. Contracted Hours: 24 hours per week... 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.