Acumen Community Development Trust was established in 2003, set up to address issues relating to high levels of unemployment, low skill levels and poor business start-up rates in East Durham.
Acumen is a Registered Charity and Company limited by guarantee whose aim is to support Social and Economic Regeneration in East Durham through Learning, Enterprise and Employment, providing support to unemployed residents to improve their employment prospects.
Acumen provides a wide range of services to support unemployed individuals to secure sustainable employment and local employers to fulfil their recruitment needs.
Our staff are qualified, professional and passionate about their work and the services they deliver.
Collaboratively, together the team has more than 150 years experience working in the Employability and Skills Sector, delivering learning, training, employment and recruitment support.