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Support for 16-24 year olds

Support for 16-24 year olds from Livin

Livin Futures offers a range of employment support to 16-24 year olds both in-house and via one of our delivery partners.

In the unlikely event that we're unable to help you, we'll always know someone that can! 


Our apprenticeship programme, developed in conjunction with our strategic partners, has created over 40 apprenticeships since the introduction of Livin Futures in 2010. The project was recently awarded the North East Medium Employer of the Year Award Category by the National Apprenticeship Service, and we are recognised as being within the top 100 Apprentice Employers Nationally.

Apprenticeships are available in a number of occupational areas, including, administration, customer service, ICT, accountancy, housing, plumbing, bricklaying, joinery, painting and decorating, gas fitting and electrical.

For more information on our award winning apprenticeship programme visit Apprenticeships.

To search and apply for apprenticeships available through the National Apprenticeship Service go to


Durham Works

What is DurhamWorks?

DurhamWorks is a ground breaking project designed to support almost 6000 16-24 year old unemployed County Durham residents into employment education or training.

Who will benefit?

DurhamWorks is only available to young people aged 16-24 who are residents of County Durham. Only young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) are eligible for support through the programme. Additional support is also available.

What support will be provided?

DurhamWorks regards all young people as individuals and specific packages of support are tailored to meet the individual’s needs, and to address the key barriers young people face when gaining employment or training.

What can the young person expect when they take part?

  • Induction

  • Assessment

  • Action Plan

  • Support in developing “soft skills”

  • Employability and vocational training

  • Mentoring and aftercare support

  • Discretionary support


How to access support from Durham Works

Please contact Livin Futures using the contact details below

Work Experience

Livin Futures offers over 100 school and college students each academic year the opportunity to gain practical, hands on work experience, either within an office environment or on site within our empty properties.

For more information visit Work Experience.

For more information call 01388 424674, email or complete our online form and we'll be in touch

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