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The TVLPN focuses upon supporting young people using a range of innovative interventions to raise aspirations in the community, improve skill levels, increase job opportunities, increase prosperity and support people to achieve their potential.

Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge (ASK) in Schools

This free service for schools and colleges raises awareness of Apprenticeships and supports students in Years 10-13 to register and apply on Find an Apprenticeship.

As part of the Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for Schools project, TVLPN is offering information sessions to local educational establishments. The project has been commissioned by the National Apprenticeship Service, part of the Education, Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), to support the Government’s target of achieving 3 million apprenticeship starts by 2020.

The project aim is to work with students, teachers, careers advisers, parents and governors, alongside other key partners, to support schools and ensure that they meet their statutory duties regarding the provision of impartial IAG, specifically in relation to Apprenticeships and Traineeships.

Apprenticeships Services provided

  • Apprenticeships presentations
  • FAA registrations
  • Application Workshops
  • 'Have-a-go' workshops
  • Parent's support
  • Careers Fairs
  • Teachers and CPD events

To book free support sessions

Contact the TVLPN Schools Support Team on 01642 271116 or alternatively email jo.thompson@tvwbl.net or rachel.mccready@tvwbl.net

Amazing Apprenticeships

amazing apprenticeships

Amazing Apprenticeships makes it easy for teachers and career advisers to access the latest information about Apprenticeships. By accessing the site you can search for resources, request support, view the latest apprenticeship vacancies. You can also sign up to become an Apprenticeship Champion and sign up for the monthly newsletter. For further information visit www.amazingapprenticeships.com


Tees Valley Unlimited

Launched by the Tees Valley Mayor, www.teesvalleycareers.com is an ambitious £3million initiative, which is the first of its kind in the UK. It will target 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.

Further information can be found at www.teesvalleycareers.com The TeesValleyCareers.Com website hosts a series of case studies, careers guidance and information, resources and information regarding any up and coming events.

The National Careers Service

Tees Valley UnlimitedThe National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help learners to make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers. For further information please visit www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

The Careers & Enterprise Company

The Careers & Enterprise Company has been set up with £20 million of initial government funding to unlock the potential of young people aged 12-18 by strengthening links between schools, colleges, employers and careers & enterprise bodies.
More about the Careers & Enterprise Company >>


"Jo Thompson and her team have worked very closely and effectively with us to provide a range of Work Based Learning activities, and I can't thank Jo and her team enough for the fantastic work they have done for our students. I hope I can continue to work with them in the future and would highly recommend what they provide to other schools".
Pete Goodchild – Assistant Head Teacher Huntcliffe School

"TVLPN has been very supportive in developing me as an adviser through update events but also to our students delivering excellent sessions on apprenticeships".
Alice Atkinson - SRC Bede Sixth Form

"Jo came to our school to give an assembly on Apprenticeships and Traineeships to our Year 11 students. This was a fantastic presentation which was very informative for my students. The information given was up to date and relevant to our area which made our students sit up and listen. I would highly recommend this talk to any secondary school".
Jill Wright - Sacred Heart Secondary Academy