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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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  • CHEF DE PARTIE - Co DURHAM - LUXURY HOTEL - £18,000 Caterer.com
    • £17000 - £18000 per annum
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    ...CHEF DE PARTIE - Co DURHAM - LUXURY HOTEL - £18, 000 Platinum Recruitment''s Chef Division is currently representing a stunning hotel in Co Durham and we have a fantastic opportunity for a Chef de Partie to join their team. Client Standing proud... more details

  • Quantity Surveyor Career Structure
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    * To carry out quantity surveyor duties on civil, M&E and building services packages. * Provide commercial links between Site Agents, Project Managers and Senior Quantity Surveyors / Commercial Managers/Contracts Managers. * To ensure commercial... more details

  • Psychology Lecturer Total Jobs
    • £17 - £18 per hour + Plus Statutory Holiday Pay
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    ...ADVERT REFERENCE: 1922465 JOB TITLE: Psychology Lecturer LOCATION: Durham SALARY: £17.50 per hour + statutory holiday pay Protocol is working on behalf of a leading College within the Durham area and is looking for an outstanding Psychology Lecturer... more details

  • IT Tutor CWJobs I.T.
    • From £21,000 to £23,000 per annum
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    ...IT Tutor, County Durham Salary up to £23, 000 Our client requires an experienced and qualified training advisor to work within their Business and Professional Sector delivering IT Practitioner and IT User at 2 and 3. The successful applicant... more details

  • Maintenance Electrician Total Jobs
    • £32000 - £35000 Per Annum
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    ...Pin Point Recruitment are looking to recruit a Maintenance Electrician to join a manufacturing business in Durham. Based on a continental shift pattern (two 12 hour days, two 12 hour nights, four off), you will be primarily responsible... 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.