Connecting classrooms with careers across the Tees Valley.

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About Us

We are an independent charity delivering meaningful work experience and career programmes to schools, colleges and young people in the Tees Valley.

There’s a lot going on in our region. From world-class businesses and ground-breaking products to exciting creative studios and dedicated professional services, we’re opening young people’s eyes and minds to the area’s diverse range of career opportunities.

Since 2012, our programmes have provided unique and life-enriching experiences that help young people engage with employers, increase understanding, improve skills and raise aspirations.

Connecting classrooms and careers

Linking the curriculum with careers, our initiatives are open to all schools and colleges in the Tees Valley and are designed to integrate easily into a structured careers programme in-line with the national Gatsby careers framework.

Alongside workplace-based activities, we offer a range of tailored virtual experiences and online career insights, delivered in partnership with Speakers for Schools. These inspiring and interactive placements connect young people with employers; opening the door to opportunities and providing a glimpse into a wide range of industries.


Want to find out more?

If you’d like to get involved with High Tide, please call Lauren on 07834 176945 or drop us an email at lauren@hightidefoundation.co.uk.

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days spent connecting young people with businesses through immersive virtual placements and inspiring workplace experiences.

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young people engaged with and supported to increase awareness, improve skills, build confidence and raise aspirations.

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businesses of all sectors and sizes, helping to showcase opportunities and shape the workforce of tomorrow.


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The programme has inspired me because I thought Engineering was just for boys but now I know that girls are able to exact same jobs as men.

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Year 8 student from Redcar

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I thought you’d have to leave the area to get a job as a filmmaker but, because of High Tide, I’m now doing that in my home town. It's just the best. 

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Year 11 students from Stockton

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Before I did the High Tide work experience programme I didn’t really know anything about job opportunities in Tees Valley.  Now I know what I want to do and High Tide has helped me get there.

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Year 11 student from Middlesbrough

"Because of High Tide I now know that I want to get an apprenticeship with a local company and be an Engineer."

Year 9 student from Middlesbrough

"I am grateful for my visit and experience; I now know my career aims and what I need to do to get there. Some of my best memories are because of High Tide and I would recommend it to all young people."

Year 9 student from Middlesbrough

"My experience has provided me with amazing opportunities and allowed me to meet very influential people who have helped me to gain confidence and skills that I can take with me for the rest of my life."

Year 10 student from Stockton


Access for all

Our programmes are open to schools and colleges across the Tees Valley, and delivered by businesses of all shapes and sizes.

Free of charge

It’s simple to get involved and easy to organise. Our initiatives are delivered completely free of charge to schools and colleges.

Fully Supported

For businesses, it’s straight-forward to support. We’ll plan and deliver sessions; all we need is your time, passion and commitment.

Our Corporate Partners

Active
Casper Shipping
Intelect
Jacksons Law Firm
PD Ports
Visualsoft