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Stay Local,

Go Far

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Our Vision

Launched by the Tees Valley Mayor, the Tees Valley Careers initiative – Stay Local Go Far co-ordinates and delivers careers activity in primary, secondary and further education. Tees Valley Combined Authority wants to ensure that every school and college pupil in the area works with local businesses to receive careers education and a real experience of the world of work. Investment and infrastructure development by the Combined Authority is creating quality jobs across the Tees Valley and providing excellent career opportunities for our young people and adults.

The aim is to have as many businesses as possible directly engaging with 11 to 18-year olds to inform them of current and future job opportunities. Businesses and their employees will shape our careers information by providing details of routes into work and career progression and offering work experience. This will ensure all young people are better informed of the jobs available and how to access them. We want each child to receive seven direct and meaningful employer engagements during their education. This direct contact will help a young person make key decisions regarding their future career and build their confidence and knowledge of the labour market. This direct employer engagement could also lead to a future employment or apprenticeship offer.

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.