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Launched by the Tees Valley Mayor, Tees Valley Careers is an ambitious £3million initiative, which is the first of its kind in the UK. It targets 100,000 young people in Tees Valley and will see every school and college in the area work with local businesses to help shape and deliver careers and enterprise education.

The aim is to have more than 1,000 businesses engage with 11-18-year-olds to directly inform them of job opportunities and career information, with the aim of each child receiving seven direct and meaningful employer engagements.  This direct contact will help a young person make key decisions regarding their future career pathway and help build their confidence and knowledge of the labour market. This direct employer engagement could also directly lead to a future employment offer.

Research shows that pupils who 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.

Tees Valley Business

Growing your business? Did you know there is support available through Tees Valley Business? From developing a skilled workforce, to accessing finance and grants, or developing a growth strategy, click here to find out how they can help you.

Tees Valley Jobs

Looking for your next recruit? You can now advertise your current vacancies free of charge on Tees Valley Jobs. Click here to find out more.

For more information

To find out more about how you can help shape your future workforce, and inspire young people across Tees Valley, get in touch with our careers team.