Launch of Tees Valley Careers - 16 July 2020


We are excited to learn that the website has been entirely redeveloped. This in part has been in response to the coronavirus pandemic, to create a new look and feel that is more accessible for students and their parents, offering the best advice possible to help with finding a new job or training course.

This £3 million initiative launched by Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen in part aims to provide youngsters with information and opportunities helping them on the path to a successful career.

The scheme ultimately hopes to target every school and college in the Tees Valley, providing additional advice and support to about 100,000 young people, on top of schools’ existing programmes, such as our work here at Outwood Normanby with CareersInc and our independent, qualified careers advision Elaine Barker (of CareersInc)

You can see our Careers webpage here:

The CareersInc webpage for students is here:

The CareerInc webpage for parents is here:

Our most recent development is a ‘one-stop-shop’ for Transition to post-16 study, for Y11 2020 leavers but also Y10 getting ahead of the game. It lists all virtual open events during lockdown, links to Bridging work for Y11 ahead of joining courses in September, links to apply for courses, which students in Y11 can still do! Have a look here:

The Tees Valley scheme hopes to support schools in achieving the Eight Gatsby Benchmarks for Careers Guidance, including supporting our students in Years 7-11 in having at least one direct, meaningful employer engagement each year during their time with us. We are delighted that Mrs Ritchie, Head of Languages, has been appointed as our Careers Lead within our Deep Experience team, and will be leading on all elements of post-16 engagement and raising aspirations and careers understanding!

We are excited that there are 885 firms in the region signed up to the scheme, which runs alongside The Mayor’s £1 million Emergency Apprenticeship Scheme to fund the salaries of up to 100 apprentices in the Tees Valley. There has also been a recent announcement of more than £1 million to education providers to support careers education across the region, and we are looking forward to securing some access to that funding when more details become available.

If you are a young person, parent, school or business who would like more information on careers advice or the wider initiative, visit now!

Tees Valley Careers Video