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

Our Impact

With the help of more than 130 member companies we have engaged with more than 35 schools on Teesside and interacted with over 6,000 young people. We’ve been instrumental in raising aspiration and improving awareness of career opportunities across the key business sector in Teesside.


Click on our Impact infographic below for more details about how we’ve support young people in the Teesside region.


“The High Tide Summer Scheme has made me more aware of what businesses look for when hiring employees and the benefits of both educational and apprenticeship routes. It has made me confident that engineering is the area of work I would like to follow. Personally I don’t think I could have found this experience elsewhere as they have worked so hard looking for companies to give us an introduction day at their work place. I think that it would be difficult to find that. I just want to say Thank You to High Tide and Lauren for organising the engineering week and also thank you to the employers for welcoming me at their work place and showing us around”

“I found the experience extremely interesting and fun as there was a large range of tasks to take part in (never a dull moment!). My experience was life changing as I now know how many jobs are available right outside my door step.”

“Initially, I believed that all the successful lawyers in the industry at London would be stereotypically ‘silver spooned’, have a private school education and attended a Russel group university. However, we spoke to a trainee lawyer at Clifford Chance (a magic circle law firm) called Jessica whom graduated at Northumbria University, was from Newcastle and attended a state school.”

“I have seen the jobs that people do and the places where they work. I have seen how valuable the River Tees is to our area and how important the port is to the area and the country.”

“The High Tide Experience Works programme has made me more aware of what businesses look for when hiring employees and the benefits of both educational and apprenticeship routes. It has made me confident that engineering is the area of work I would like to follow.”

” I always thought going straight to University after college was the best option, however after speaking to young people in the workplace, I am likely to consider an apprenticeship after college and then gaining the experience before going.”

“The High Tide experience has amplified my ambition and motivated me to pursue my career. Additionally I am now reassured thanks to meeting a variety of people during my time with High Tide, that despite your background as long as you’re hard working you can succeed in your career.”

“It was amazing to meet the Harbour Master and his team and learn about the management of the river. This has been so educational, not only to the students but also the teachers as I myself had no idea of what really went on down here. This is great knowledge that I can take back with me and share with the other students.”

“My experience with High Tide provided me with amazing opportunities and allowed me to meet very influential people who have helped me to gain confidence as well as skills I will take with me for the rest of my life. I am grateful I got to do the port to port visit and work experience; because of high tide, I now know my career aims and know 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.”

“I am grateful for the help and life changing experience High Tide have gave me and believe that I wouldn’t have got this chance anywhere else. I believe that without high tide I would have never received or had an opportunity to gain valuable experience and knowledge”


All our programmes are FREE to our education members. If you are a school in Teesside and you’re interested in becoming a member and 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 or complete our enquiry form.

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