Connecting classrooms with careers across the Tees Valley.

Get Involved

We need to work together to support young people and provide engaging, interactive and meaningful career experiences.

For schools and colleges, it’s easy to get involved in our programmes. They’re open to all secondary schools in the Tees Valley and are designed to integrate easily into individual careers programmes in-line with the national Gatsby careers framework. 

If your business would like to play its part in inspiring young people across the Tees Valley, we’ll provide all the support you need to get involved in our programmes.

Schools and Colleges

Our programmes provide unique and life-enriching experiences that help young people engage with employers, increase understanding of career opportunities, improve skills and raise aspirations.

Linking the curriculum with careers, these initiatives are open to all schools and colleges in the Tees Valley and are designed to integrate easily into stable and structured careers programmes in-line with the national Gatsby careers framework. They’re also simple to plan with a choice of dates and times to fit easily with your school’s curriculum.

These inspiring and interactive placements connect the classroom with business; opening the door to opportunities and providing a glimpse into a wide range of industries and sectors. 


Play your part in improving the future of young people across the Tees Valley. No matter your size or sector, you can help deliver programmes that inspire, influence and shape the workforce of tomorrow.

We know that recruitment, skills development and talent retention is a key challenge facing companies across all industries. That’s why our industry-led programmes are designed around local business needs and regional skills strategies, with a focus on not just increasing work-based skills and awareness, but also on improving life skills, changing attitudes, developing networks and building ambitions.

It’s easy to get involved and there’s no cost attached. We will plan and deliver the sessions and provide our full support; all we need is your time, passion and commitment to open the doors of your business to young people in the Tees Valley. Join over 150 businesses today.

Upcoming Programmes

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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


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


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


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

"I thought it was an excellent placement, which has taught me vital things and it has given me an idea of what I would like to do in the future."

Age 15, 3-day VWEX (Finance)

"It was very informative and was definitely worth every minute. The speakers and staff were very kind and helped us all build a better understanding of the world of engineering. This was an insight I doubt I could have gotten anywhere else."

Age 15, Insight day (Engineering)

"It was very informative and made me feel confident about what kind of sector of engineering I want to get into"

Age 14, Insight day (Engineering)

"An amazing experience!"

Age 14, Insight day (Law)

"Start to finish there was loads of enthusiasm from the employees and the students! Really fun to be a part of this!"

Age 17, 5-day VWEX (Engineering)

"I enjoyed the work experience, I learnt new skills on how to write my CV and what employers look for."

Age 13, Discovery day (Employability)

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

Casper Shipping
Jacksons Law Firm
PD Ports