Together we can inspire the future of Tees Valley.

Our Programmes

Our programmes help 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. They are industry led and 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 digital media. All of our programmes also aim to fulfill many of the Gatsby guidelines. 

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 01642 233 597 or on email at

Experience Works (Y11-13)

Our Experience Works programme is a unique week long work experience programme for 16-19 year olds. The programme offers the chance to see, visit and experience a number of businesses across a range of sectors including law, finance, creative, digital, engineering, automotive and maritime.

Industry Cadetships (Y9)

Our Cadetships programmes are one week, after-school programmes for Year 9 students designed to introduce students to career opportunities within a number of sectors including Shipping, Automotive and Creative Media. Each cadetship follows the supply chain journey of an everyday object to see first hand the job roles and career opportunities available.

Port to Port Experience

The Port to Port programme is a unique and life changing learning and personal development opportunity for students to visit companies in and around Teesport before embarking on an overseas trip to a European port.

Teesport Industry Experience

Teesport Industry Experience is a unique programme which runs throughout the year, aimed at both our education and business members, providing a unique tour of Teesport and River Trip up the Tees.

Student River Trips

Our port visits and river trips give students from our member schools the opportunity to take a trip along the Tees to understand and experience the vast number of career opportunities available within a huge variety of businesses in and around Teesport.

Want to find out more?

For more information or to get involved call us on 01642 243662 or email us at

Our Corporate Partners

Casper Shipping
Jacksons Law Firm
PD Ports