Major Employers Offer Parents And Carers Close Look At Apprenticeship Opportunities

Tees Valley Combined Authority | Published on: 1st March 2024

Benefits from taking on apprenticeships with some of the region’s biggest employers were the focus of an event for parents and carers this week.

A huge range of apprenticeship opportunities available to youngsters were showcased at the Teesworks Skills Academy on Thursday evening.

The first of the three full booked sessions saw a turnout of 70, with more than a dozen providers offering exhibits on what they have to offer across the trio of events.

SeAH Wind, the NHS, and Altrad were among the firms and organisations represented.

The fully booked events were aimed at parents and carers in particular to show off the range of opportunities available for their children.

The Combined Authority oversees the Adult Education Budget in the region, while the Teesworks Skills Academy plays a vital role to ensure major employers on the huge Teesworks site are getting a pipeline of talented employees coming through with the help of educational institutions.

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “It’s wonderful to see such a great turnout with so many parents and carers keen to see their youngsters succeed through the

“We’re bringing good, well-paid jobs to the people of Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool through Teesworks, the Freeport and working closely with our lifeblood businesses and organisations.

“Through events like these, we can steer our young people towards the careers they deserve and cut out the mystery behind the jobs being created and the range of opportunities for training and employment we have on offer.”

Organisations in attendance were:

  • The Army
  • Darlington Further Education College
  • Hartlepool College of Further Education
  • ETC Group
  • Middlesbrough Further Education
  • Learning Curve
  • Teesside University
  • The NHS
  • Jacobs
  • SeAH Wind
  • Altrad
  • EE/BT Group
  • Tracerco
  • Seymours
  • The Army

To find out more about apprenticeships in our region, go to: Apprenticeships – Work (

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