Tees Valley Careers.Com launched by Tees Valley Major

Tees Valley Careers.Com is an ambitious £3 million initiative launched by the Tees Valley Major in May 2018 which is working to ensure young people in the region have the skills they need to flourish and undertake successful and rewarding careers whilst creating a ready, skilled and available workforce to support business growth and sustainability. This is underpinned by the newly released ‘Inspiring our Future Strategy’.

It the first of its kind in the UK, targeting 100,000 young people aged 11-18 across the Tees Valley where every school and college in the area will work with local businesses of all sizes and from all sectors to help shape and deliver careers and enterprise. Success will be built upon collaboration, where we have ambitions to develop a database of over 1,000 businesses who are willing to support school engagement activities and improve careers education.

Research shows that pupils that receive four or more meaningful engagements with employers between the ages of 11-16 years are 86% less likely to be unemployed or not in education, employment and training and on average earn 22% more. Young people need to understand the full range of opportunities available to them, learn from employers about valued skills, and feel encouraged and inspired.


We have lots of different activities to pick and choose from.  Some of which includes representing your business/sector at a career event, recording a video tour of your organisation, delivering presentations/demo’s/ ‘day in the life of’ to groups of students, setting enterprise challenges or competitions, taking part in mock interviews or hosting a site visit, work experience, or job shadowing to becoming an Enterprise Adviser and more. We could also put you in touch with a local school/college if you have your own ideas.

There is an option for every employer.

All business partners can:

  • Choose the type of and how many activities you would like to support where and when
  • Choose the school or local authority area from Hartlepool, Darlington, Stockton, Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland
  • Involve anyone from the workplace from apprentices to senior management
  • Provide employees opportunities to engage with the local community, develop the workforce of the future, widening your business network, enhance your reputation, gain access to future recruitment pools
  • Practice responsible business, contribute to social mobility and offer opportunity to everyone
  • Attend upcoming events
  • Access support, tools and resources
  • Receive recognition and reward

Many organisations in the region are already taking part in the initiative and we would really appreciate it this would be something we could discuss further.

For more information please contact Sarah Lamb on 01642 527788 / 07384 828950 or email sarah.lamb@teesvalley-ca.org.uk

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