Together we can inspire the future of Tees Valley.

High Tide is an independent charitable Foundation, funded by businesses on Tees Valley, which delivers life changing career experiences. We open young people’s eyes and minds to Tees Valley’s diverse career opportunities providing real life work experience which increases understanding, improves skills, raises confidence, and builds aspirations.

Through our unique industry programmes we deliver ‘meaningful’ career experiences focusing on getting young people, aged 11-19, out of the classroom into industry across a range of sectors from automotive to animation and from media to manufacturing.

Our programmes provide unique opportunities for students to see, feel, and experience the world of work first hand and meeting the people who deliver and lead it. Our series of school and industry programmes are designed around local business needs, aligned with TVCA’s sector skills strategy and deliver ‘meaningful’ career experiences required by the national careers framework the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Our programmes not only build career knowledge and awareness, they have a key focus on life skills, changing attitudes, developing networks and building ambitions.

Applications for Experience Works 2019

Applications are now open. If you're between 16-19 years old and in a school/college within Tees Valley you can apply for our unique and popular work experience programme.

Programmes for Schools

Our work experience and cadetship programmes are designed to get young people out of the classroom and into businesses to deliver meaningful engagements with employers, help open their eyes, understand career options and explore the world of work.

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Get your Business involved

From automotive to accountancy we need more businesses to get involved from all sectors. Large or small we need businesses to get involved, open theirs doors and help inspire the young people of Tees Valley.

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Our Corporate Partners

Casper Shipping
Jacksons Law Firm
PD Ports

Latest News

Meet… Michael Shakesheff

Meet… Michael Shakesheff

Having moved to the Tees Valley as a teenager, Michael Shakesheff is a trustee of the Foundation, as well as being the Managing Director of one of our corporate...
Afternoon Tea 2019

Afternoon Tea 2019

This year we will once again be holding our wonderful afternoon tea event, which promises decadent food and a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. Taking place at the beautiful Crathorne Hall...

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