We appreciate that University support can be difficult for businesses to navigate, particularly for those with limited resources.
We have listed the main ways we can support SMEs below, but please do get in touch using the contact details provided if you have any specific requirements or would like to discuss anything in more detail.
Laura SmithEmployer Services Manager, Careers & Enterprise
For more information about online vacancy advertising and a link to the online system, please visit our Advertise Opportunities webpage.
To discuss offering exclusive opportunities or developing a collaborative relationship with the Careers Service, please contact Ann Herzog, Employer Engagement Officer, at email@example.com.
Engaging with students directly to promote opportunities with your business is a great way to generate interest and talk to students about what it's like to work for your organisation. We offer a range of events and activity that you can get involved in, the majority of which comes at no cost at all to you as an SME.
Due to the pandemic, we are currently only offering virtual career fairs and recruitment events, but we hope to be able to offer face-to-face activities again starting in early 2022.
We have a range of funding opportunities and discounts available to SMEs:
All of the above financial support and funding is subject to availability. Please visit Tailored Recruitment Services & Funded Projects for more information about the funded schemes available.
For more information please contact Laura Smith, Employer Services Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Durham University works with external organisations across a wide range of sectors. Whether you are interested in collaborating with our world-leading academics or you wish to access our research facilities and equipment, we can work with you.
For more information on how Durham University can help you with all aspects of research and research-related work, including securing funding, working with partners, undertaking knowledge exchange, demonstrating impact, commercialising outputs, ensuring good research practice and supporting professional development, visit the Research & Innovation Services webpages.
Durham University has a pledge to transfer our apprenticeship levy funds to fund another organisation’s apprenticeship training and assessment. Businesses located in the Durham area can seek support from Durham University’s Apprenticeship Levy via their preferred training provider. Our support is available to levy paying and non-levy paying businesses facing challenges securing funding for an apprenticeship for one of the following reasons:
The apprenticeship(s) can be at any level and from any sector but must be an apprenticeship standard not a framework. Once the training provider has been selected, you can ask the training provider to register the apprenticeships requiring funding on your behalf.
Our pledge has been created as pledge 7KJ7G9, it is now public and can be viewed online here. Please scroll down to view the pledge under the name of Durham University. The pledge is open for applications from all industries.
Please contact Claire Hunter at email@example.com with any queries.