Job Centre Plus: Work Coach, Jeanne is based at the Skills Hub and provides 121 support to help people on their journey back to work.
Durham Works: Bethany is a Youth Coach and supports people aged 16-24 to get into work, improving their training, skills and confidence along the way.
Penshaw View Training: Offer training pathways with guaranteed interviews at the end for roles includes jobs at call centres in the local area.
Durham Learn: Provide accredited training course for English & Maths, a progression pathway from our Foundations Tutor support.
English & Maths: Our Foundations Tutor Sean is based here, providing 121 and small group support in English & maths.
Digital Support: Our Digital Coaches Hayley & Lesley are on hand to provide 121 and small group support to using the internet and digital devices.
Employment Advice & Guidance: Our Employment Advisors Brendan, Lorraine, Janine & Graeme work from the Skills Hub offering 121 appointments to support customers on their journey towards work.
Benefits, Cost of Living & Energy Advice: Our Money Matters Caseworker Joan offers 121 appointments, delivers our Money Works course and hosts our Warm Hub Advice Surgery from the Skills Hub each week; providing information, advice and guidance around all things money from benefits, debt and income maximisation.
We have a host of activities taking place in the Skills Hub, from advice surgeries, to job fairs and recruitment events.
Below are some examples taking place on a regular weekly basis:
Every day we’re open
Free WiFi The Skills Hub offers free access to WiFi when in the building.
Digital Devices We have a number of laptops and tablets that are free to use for job searching, UC journal updates, online forms and more.
Thursday and Friday mornings The Write Turn course - learn to read, write and drive with our team.
Thursday afternoon Warm Hub Advice Surgery, 1pm - 4.30pm - Come and get warm, stay warm, sit and have a chat with one of our friendly team at our new Warm Space Advice Surgery.