Connecting classrooms with careers across the Tees Valley.

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Our Programmes

Our programmes give Tees Valley students the chance to engage directly with employers, increase understanding of career opportunities, improve skills and raise aspirations. Alongside workplace-based activities, we offer a range of virtual work experience (VWEX) programmes. These inspiring, live and interactive placements directly connect young people with employers from a diverse range of industries and sectors; connecting the curriculum with careers, opening the door to career opportunities and providing a glimpse into a diverse range of businesses across the Tees Valley.

Our programmes also have a key focus on life skills, changing attitudes, developing networks and building ambitions. They are designed to align with the local LEP sector skills strategy and deliver ‘meaningful’ career experiences required by the national careers framework the Gatsby Benchmarks

Our virtual programmes are open to all schools and colleges across the Tees Valley. They’re also simple to organise through our online platform and are delivered completely free of charge. All sessions are full facilitated by High Tide and are delivered in partnership with Speakers for Schools and our growing network of businesses. If your school is not already registered with us, please get in touch with the High Tide team by email at info@hightidefoundation.co.uk.

Industry Inspiration Days – Virtual (1 Day)

Our bite-size Inspiration Days are taster sessions introducing students to a wide range of sectors, businesses and jobs roles. They are delivered regularly throughout the year and can fit easily into a structured careers programme.

Delivered live with employers, the structured and interactive sessions are designed to help students understand more career opportunities, connect their curriculum with career and raise aspirations through engaging presentations, meeting people in varying job roles and practical break out sessions.

Sessions are available throughout the year for up to 100 students in each session and will be facilitated by our High Tide team through the Speaker for Schools virtual classroom platform with our business members from a range of sectors including digital, shipping, logistics, engineering, manufacturing, law and finance.

Virtual Work Experience – Virtual (3 Day)

Our three-day Virtual Work Experience placements are industry-led, structured, inspiring and interactive work placements designed for Y9 – Y13 students. They are delivered regularly throughout the year outside term time and can fit easily into a structured careers programme.

Delivered live with employers, the structured and interactive sessions focus on developing a deeper understanding of individual businesses, industries and job roles and include a series of business challenges, group presentations, virtual site tours, and interactive Q&A sessions.

Sessions are available throughout the year for up to 100 students in each session and will be facilitated by our High Tide team through a virtual classroom platform with our business members from a range of sectors including digital, shipping, logistics, engineering, manufacturing, law and finance.

Speakers for Schools - Virtual Work Experience Partner

Workplace-based Programmes

Our workplace-based programmes are currently on hold. We will be working with our business members to resume these when safe and appropriate to do so.


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 lauren@hightidefoundation.co.uk.

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

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

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


"The programme has inspired me because I thought Engineering was just for boys but now I know that girls are able to exact same jobs as men."

Year 8 student from Redcar

"I thought you’d have to leave the area to get a job as a filmmaker but, because of High Tide, I’m now doing that in my home town. It's just the best."

Year 11 students from Stockton

"Before I did the High Tide work experience programme I didn’t really know anything about job opportunities in Tees Valley. Now I know what I want to do and High Tide has helped me get there."

Year 11 student from Middlesbrough

"Because of High Tide I now know that I want to get an apprenticeship with a local company and be an Engineer."

Year 9 student from Middlesbrough

"I am grateful for my visit and experience; I now know my career aims and 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."

Year 9 student from Middlesbrough

"My experience has provided me with amazing opportunities and allowed me to meet very influential people who have helped me to gain confidence and skills that I can take with me for the rest of my life."

Year 10 student from Stockton


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

Active
Casper Shipping
Intelect
Jacksons Law Firm
PD Ports
Visualsoft