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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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    ...IT Engineer job Durham Temporary- 4 months Up to £15 per hour IT Engineer job Durham Temporary Up to £15 per hour Your new company Your new company are a very well respected organisation who work in partnership with local businesses as well... more details

  • Optometrist - Market Leading Retailer - Durham Total Jobs
    • £18000 - £58000 per annum
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    As a Optometrist for a Market Leading Retailer your role would revolve around providing exemplary customer service. With each interaction with a member of the public it is essential that you offer constant support and deliver your expert guidance,... more details

  • Kitchen Porter (Caterer.com::CAT3/CAT_MP2) Caterer.com
    • £6.95 to £7.20 per hour - Holiday Entitlment
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    Blue Arrow are looking for a number of catering assistants to work in temporary ongoing assignments within a local University. The role of a catering assistant is to help out in the kitchen and to be responsible for hygiene and cleanliness within... more details

  • Employer Engagement Consultant (Apprenticeship Sales) Jobsite
    • £21000 per annum
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    ...KM Recruitment is a specialist UK wide recruiter for the Work Based Learning and Welfare to Work sectors. Job Title: Employer Engagement Consultant (Apprenticeship Sales) Location: Covering Durham and surrounding areas - Must be flexible... more details

  • Cluster Sales Manager (Hotels) (Caterer.com::CAT4/CAT_MP3) Caterer.com
    • £30,000 per annum
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    We are now recruiting on behalf of one of our Clients for a Cluster Sales Manager to operate across a small group of Hotels mainly based in the North East of England. The role will be based out of our Clients hotel in Hartlepool but will involve... 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.