Evaluation of DurhamWorks

DurhamWorks is a partnership project between the local authority and 16 organisations working together to support young people aged between 16 and 24 who are not in education, employment or training.

The project helps young people to develop a CV, search and apply for jobs and prepare for interview. It also provides ongoing information, advice and guidance once a young person has successfully secured a post.

Via in-depth qualitative case studies and a regular pulse survey, our evaluation of DurhamWorks measured the impact of the project on young people’s progression into, and within, employment and training. We also undertook a cost-benefit assessment to demonstrate the saving to the state for each pound invested in the project.

Feedback from our clients

  • Well done – a lot of work in a short space of time and at such high quality.” Sector Skills Council

  • "Your workshop was extremely well received and enabled managers to gain detailed insight, drawing on your expertise and knowledge.” Senior manager, not-for-profit organisation

  • "It [YCL’s final report] is one of the most impressive evaluation reports I’ve had the pleasure to read.” Principal, Further Education College

  • “YCL staff understand our organisation…I have developed a great relationship with them and I hope to work with them again.” Housing Association

  • “I’ve enjoyed working with you on this project. Thanks for your co-operation and flexibility.” Government department