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Work Clubs

Work Clubs

Work Clubs are 'open door' employability support groups that are often run within community centres and libraries. Support varies but most work clubs offer digital job search support, CVs, cover letters, Find a Job (Jobcentre Plus) support and interview practice, as well as access to computers, laptops and the internet.  For more information on work clubs running in your area, please see the information below.

Please note that some work clubs close during school holidays so it's a good idea to call the venue first.

Community venues wishing to list their work club on this page can email relevant details to

  • West Cornforth
  • Ferryhill
  • Spennymoor
  • Trimdon Station
  • Woodham
  • Dean Bank & Ferryhill Institute
  • Chilton
  • Cornforth Partnership, West Cornforth

    Cornforth Partnership's Work Club is a flexible employability programme offering individual support to help people achieve their employment goals. It is not a one size fits all approach.  It offers minor, medium and long term interventions depending upon your individual needs.

    Support includes:

    • job search
    • CV preparation
    • Interview techniques  
    • ICT support and CSCS training 
    • Confidence building and 1-2-1 mentoring 
    • Anger management and domestic abuse
    • Debt management and drug and alcohol abuse

    For more information call Cornforth Partnership on 01740 652000 or email 



  • Ladder Centre and Dean Bank and Ferryhill Institute

    The Ladder Centre in Ferryhill offers a Work Club on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.

    Support includes:

    • IT access
    • CVs
    • Cover letters
    • 1-2-1 support
    • Universal Jobmatch support
    • and lots more!

    Location:5-7 Coniston Rd, Ferryhill, Co. Durham, DL17 8EZ

    Contact: 01740 652471 or



    Dean Bank and Ferryhill Institute offer a work club every Friday between 1pm and 3pm.

    Support includes:

    • Free IT facilities


    Please note that help is at hand for technical advice but not for 1-2-1 job search support or careers advice. 

    Location: St. Cuthbert's Terrace, Ferryhill, Co. Durham, DL17 8PP 

    Contact: 01740 657221 or

  • St. Paul's Centre, Spennymoor

     St. Paul's Centre in Spennymoor offers a Work Club every Monday 9.30am - 12noon where local residents can access and receive assistance in the following areas:

    • Numeracy and literacy skills
    • CVs
    • IT training
    • Internet access for job searching
    • 1-2-1 support

    Other services include:

    • Foodbank
    • Music
    • Singing
    • Keyboards
    • Saxophone
    • Art
    • and lots more!

    Location: St. Paul's Centre, St. Paul's Gardens, Spennymoor, Co Durham, DL16 7LR

    Contact: 01388 813404 or

  • Trimdon Station Community Centre

    Trimdon Community Centre offers a Work Club every Monday 10:00am - 12:00noon.

     Support includes:

    • General job search support
    • CV advice and support
    • IT

    Location: Station Road East (opposite Post Office), Trimdon Station, TS29 6BS

    Contact: 01429 882200 or

  • Woodham Village Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

    Woodham Village Community Centre offers a Work Club every Wednesday 10:00am - 12:30pm.

    Support includes:

    • General job search support
    • Help with computers, tablets and smartphones
    • Basic IT courses (Computers for the Terrified)
    • Digital photography

    Location: Woodham Village Community Centre, St. Elizabeth's Close, Woodham, Newton Aycliffe, Co. Durham, DL5 4UE

    Contact: 01325 300258 or

  • Dean Bank & Ferryhill Institute, Ferryhill

    Every Friday between 1pm and 3pm, Dean Bank & Ferryhill Institute open up their IT room for people to use who are looking for work.  Help is at hand technical advice but not for 1-2-1 job search support or careers advice.


    Where to find this work Club?


    St. Cuthbert's Terrace, Ferryhill, Co Durham, DL17 8PP


    How to contact this Work Club?


    Tel: 01740 657221


  • County Durham Furniture Help Scheme, Chilton

    County Durham Furniture Help Scheme offers County Durham residents employability support via their drop-in Work Club every Tuesday and Wednesday. 

    Support includes:

    • Work Experience (driving, warehouse, retail, furniture collection, furniture restoration, admin and more)
    • Information, Advice and Guidance
    • Free IT / internet facilities
    • Universal Jobmatch
    • IT support
    • Volunteering opportunities
    • Collection and drop-off service
    • Financial incentives and discounts on furniture/furniture packs

    Location: Unit 19/20, Avenue Three, Chilton, DL17 0PB

    Contact: 01388 721509 or





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