Connecting Education and Industry to inspire young people on Tees Valley.

About Us

The High Tide Foundation brings together industry and education across Teesside to increase awareness of career opportunities, showcase the region’s industry and raise aspirations for young people in the Tees Valley.

Our aim is to improve learning and employment opportunities whilst raising aspirations for young people across the region through our unique work experience and industry-led skills programmes. Our established programmes, from cadetships through to work experience placements, provide young people with valuable work experience and industry awareness, while delivering measurable improvements to skills and confidence. Programmes such as the Port to Port and Sea & Learn also provide “life changing” experiences that are inspiring young people and dramatically improving personal and social skills.

InspirING THE TEESSIDE OF TOMORROW

OUR PROGRAMMES

The Foundation delivers nine established industry led programmes, from cadetships through to work experience placements, that support young people into work and deliver measurable improvements to skills and confidence. Programmes such as the Port to Port and Sea & Learn also provide “life changing” experiences that are inspiring young people and dramatically improving personal and social skills.

THE STORY SO FAR

High Tide was established five years ago by PD Ports and Casper Shipping with the aim of increasing awareness of port-related industries and the many career opportunities available. During that time we have made tremendous progress connecting schools and colleges with businesses on Teesside, inspiring collaboration and bringing the community together around a range of key sectors including Logistics, Engineering, Manufacturing, Professional Services, Retail, Leisure and Tourism, and Creative and Media.

This has led to the successful delivery of our fantastic programmes and schemes which have already seen great results from insightful and engaging work experience placements to trips on-board container ships visiting European ports.

GET INVOLVED

With the help of a growing membership base of more than 130 member companies we have engaged with more than 35 schools on Teesside and interacted with over 6,000 young people – to say we’ve broadened their horizons is an understatement. For businesses becoming a member of High Tide is FREE. All we ask is your commitment to pledge time and resources to help us to continue to deliver our programmes and enthuse young people on their career journey.

GET IN TOUCH

All our programmes are FREE to our education members. If you are a school or business on Teesside and you’re interested in becoming a member or applying for any of our programmes then please get in touch with the High Tide team on 01642 233 597, drop us an email at info@hightidefoundation.co.uk or complete our enquiry form.

The High Tide Foundation is a registered charity, created and driven by port-related businesses to provide opportunities for the young people of Teesside. Our Registered Charity No. is 1149992.

Want to find out more?

For more information or to get involved call us on 01642 233597 or email us at info@hightidefoundation.co.uk

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