Experience of the Workplace Programme


Tees Valley is at the forefront of the net zero, clean energy revolution. Multibillion-pound investment is driving forward innovation and development in offshore, hydrogen, carbon capture, sustainable fuels and more – supported by our brilliant local businesses.

About the programme

We now need your help to inspire and inform young people across the region of the fantastic Net Zero careers opportunities available right on their doorstep.

Tees Valley Combined Authority is launching an Experiences of the Workplace Programme linked to Net Zero, supporting schools in Tees Valley that struggle to meet Gatsby Benchmark 6 (Experiences of the Workplace). We would like local businesses working in the sector to host a group of students (anything from 10 to 100) for a day, or more, so they can see first-hand the exciting, ground-breaking work being carried out here – and learn how they can become part of it. Businesses would set a mini project/task based on Net Zero to give students an interactive, engaging experience that helps develop their skills and attitudes, preparing them for the world of work.

Duration of the programme

This is a great chance for local companies to help develop the workforce of the future, giving young people the expertise and confidence that they will need to succeed in a Net Zero career and help our businesses and sector grow.

The Programme will run between March 2024 and July 2024.  During January to March we will be working with businesses and providers to plan experience days bespoke to each business. We will also support businesses with additional staff on the day, if needed, and will arrange school coordination and transport.

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Want to get involved?

If you would like to offer to host some students, please contact a member of the careers team and the team will be in touch to discuss further.


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