Seaham business hosts open day to help young people into work

A Seaham business is helping young people get into work with support from a Durham County Council-led initiative.

ResQ, a contact centre based on Spectrum Business Park, is holding a recruitment open day on Friday, 2 March for anyone over 18 who is interested in finding out more about the job opportunities on offer.

The day is being supported by DurhamWorks, a partnership project led by Durham County Council, which is part funded by the European Social Fund and Youth Employment Initiative.

As well as finding out more about the sales advisor roles, the open day will also give those aged 18-24 who aren’t in employment, education or training the chance to speak to DurhamWorks advisors.

They can provide support for young people by working with them on their CV, boosting their confidence and helping to prepare for an interview.

Salaries for the roles at ResQ start at £16,444 basic pay, with the potential to earn over £30,000 with commission.

DurhamWorks has already placed more than 20 people into roles with ResQ and they are confident this will increase following the recruitment day.

Sally Jameson, head of talent at ResQ, said: “It’s amazing what a smile, friendly attitude and desire to make a positive impact can have when welcoming potential recruits to our business.

“Working together with DurhamWorks, we are opening doors together and helping people make the right career choices.”

The open day takes place from 9am to 5pm at Spectrum 3, Spectrum Business Park, Seaham.

For more information call the recruitment team on 0191 671 9928.

DurhamWorks works with a number of partners across the North East to help young people not in employment, education or training, including one-to-one support with a dedicated member of the team, helping young people get the skills, qualifications and experience needed and providing support with benefits, housing and care arrangements.

ResQ recruitment apprentice, Daniel, said: “DurhamWorks offered to help me with finding a job. They helped me look at my own advantages and tailored that to a job they thought I would be suited for.

“If you are looking, it’s a lot better to have that support from DurhamWorks to get you there rather than you just looking yourself. They can guide you in the right direction.”

For more information about DurhamWorks and the help available to 16-24 year olds, visit www.durhamworks.info

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