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Featured opportunities

Insight into the world of Business

Minimum Age: 14-19

Duration: 1

Industry: Business

Application deadline: 22/07/2022

Dates: 05/08/2022 – 05/08/2022

The High Tide Foundation creates opportunities for young people to enhance their career education. The foundation has many years experience in providing `life changing` work experience to young people and the opportunities cover a range of different sectors from Law, Finance, Engineering, Media, Shipping, Automotive and many more.

Have you ever wondered what successful business leaders do? What was their career journey? What inspired them?

This opportunity will connect you with some impressive Tees Valley business leaders where you can discover more about what motivates them and what they measure as success. You will take part in tasks to help you understand how a business is built. You may even come out with a successful business idea of your own!

From idea generation to finance and marketing, you will learn all about what goes into building a business that is sustainable for the future!

This opportunity is open to all students from the UK but priority will be given to Tees Valley students.

Insight into the world of Engineering

Minimum Age: 14-19

Duration: 1

Industry: Engineering

Application deadline: 20/07/2022

Dates: 03/08/2022 – 03/08/2022

The High Tide Foundation creates opportunities for young people to enhance their career education. The foundation has many years experience in providing `life changing` work experience to young people and the opportunities cover a range of different sectors from Law, Finance, Engineering, Media, Shipping, Automotive and many more.

Have you ever wondered how the world around us was built? How do we create electricity and how are our roads built?

This interactive programme will connect you with impressive local engineering leaders where you can discover the vast range of opportunities and the different pathways you can take!

You will take part in practical tasks to help you understand the different areas of engineering from Civil to Chemical and everything in between. Meaningful discussions and interactive activities will mean you leave the session with a true engineering mindset.

While each session is sector-focussed, our one-day insight virtual placements offer insightful interactions and an overview of industries in our region. This structured and engineering-led initiative is delivered entirely live and online, helping you to explore the world of work directly from the classroom. There’s a focus on discovering sectors and raising aspirations, with an emphasis on the varied roles in each industry.

Covering a range of different sectors including Business, Media, Law, Finance, Engineering, Maritime and Automotive, High Tide offers real-life insight into industries across the Tees Valley. Since 2012, our programmes have provided unique and life-enriching experiences that help young people eng with employers, increase understanding and improve skills.

This opportunity is available to students throughout the UK but priority will be given to students from the Tees Valley.

Insight into the world of Law

Minimum Age: 14-19

Duration: 1

Industry: Law

Application deadline: 19/07/2022

Dates: 02/08/2022 – 02/08/2022

The High Tide Foundation creates opportunities for young people to enhance their career education. The foundation has many years experience in providing `life changing` work experience to young people and the opportunities cover a range of different sectors from Law, Finance, Engineering, Media, Shipping, Automotive and many more.

Have you ever wondered how UK laws work? Who writes the laws? What do solicitors actually do?

This interactive programme will connect you with impressive local law firms where you can discover more about the laws we live by and the people who enforce and fight for them.

You will take part in practical and thought-provoking tasks to help you understand the UK law system. From policing and investigation to prosecution and judges, you will learn it all! This programme provides an insight into the industry, live and interactive sessions and immersive practical tasks.

While each session is sector-focussed, our one-day insight virtual placements offer insightful interactions and an overview of industries in our region. This structured and law-led initiative is delivered entirely live and online, helping you to explore the world of work directly from the classroom. There’s a focus on discovering sectors and raising aspirations, with an emphasis on the varied roles in each industry.

Covering a range of different sectors including Business, Media, Law, Finance, Engineering, Maritime and Automotive, High Tide offers real-life insight into industries across the Tees Valley. Since 2012, our programmes have provided unique and life-enriching experiences that help young people eng with employers, increase understanding and improve skills.

This opportunity is open to all UK students but priority will be given to students from the Tees Valley.

Insight into the world of Finance

Minimum Age: 14-19

Duration: 1

Industry: Finance

Application deadline: 18/07/2022

Dates: 01/08/2022 – 01/08/2022

The High Tide Foundation creates opportunities for young people to enhance their career education. The foundation has many years experience in providing `life changing` work experience to young people and the opportunities cover a range of different sectors from Law, Finance, Engineering, Media, Shipping, Automotive and many more.

Have you ever wondered how finance works? How do you actually buy a house or raise money to build a business?

This interactive programme will connect you with Bespoke Financial, a new and growing Finance firm built on human relationships and innovative entrepreneurship.

You will take part in practical and thought-provoking tasks to help you understand finance and entrepreneurship. From building equity to insuring and funding you will go through it all! This programme provides an insight into the industry, live and interactive sessions and immersive practical tasks.

While each session is sector-focussed, our one-day insight virtual placements offer insightful interactions and an overview of industries in our region. This structured and finance-led initiative is delivered entirely live and online, helping you to explore the world of work directly from the classroom. There’s a focus on discovering sectors and raising aspirations, with an emphasis on the varied roles in each industry.

The opportunity is open to all students within the UK but priority will be given to Tees Valley students.