A free course will offer County Durham residents the skills needed to work in business administration.

County Durham Housing Group’s ‘Get Into Business Admin’ programme will help residents in east Durham keen to start a career in the sector.

Running from Monday, 17 September at Horden Children’s Centre, on Ocean View in Horden, the course offers essential skills like understanding data protection, professional telephone manner and email etiquette.

Designed by experts in the field and delivered by friendly and approachable trainers, sessions will focus on interpersonal skills, making a good first impression, and working effectively as part of a team. The course will run from 9.30am to 2.30pm each day.

Sean Robson, Community Training Coordinator at County Durham Housing Group, said: “Our Get Into course will help people learn a range of new techniques that they’ll be able to put into practice in any business administration role, including computer skills, effective communication and professional etiquette. It’s also a great opportunity to gain a real understanding of how businesses, big and small, work.

“It’s an intensive course so that within five days learners can improve their confidence and pick up the key things they’ll need when applying for a job or attending an interview. It will give a real head start to anyone looking to start or change their career.”

The course is free and open to anyone living in east Durham. More information is available from Sean Robson at County Durham Housing Group on 0191 349 7753 or training@cdhg.co.uk