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Experience Works

Experience Works, formerly known as the Summer Scheme, is our largest programme with over 100 applicants from schools across Teesside this year.


Length: 2 weeks during summer academic break
1 x per year
Number of Students: 65
Shipping, Logistics, Media, Manufacturing, Engineering, Retail, Hospitality
Delivered by: All our industry members.


Experience Works is open to 16-19 year olds and offers two-week work experience placements during the summer academic break and other times across the year. Students have the opportunity to spend time working in different member businesses around Teesport from a wide range of sectors including logistics, retail, engineering, manufacturing, hospitality, creative, legal and digital media. The programme is designed to help students gain invaluable work experience and build business and life skills. This scheme is open to young people who are exploring various career paths including further study, apprenticeships and employment.

“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.”


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 ONLINE APPLICATION FORM.

NOTE: Applications for 2018 are open now!

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