Careers advice

Young people

Connexions is a confidential advice and support service for:

  • 13 - 19 year olds
  • up to age 25 for young people with special education needs and disabilities (SEND)

Connexions offers impartial information, advice and guidance on:

  • apprenticeships and other work-based learning opportunities
  • choices in further and higher education
  • training
  • careers
  • employment
  • applications including CV and interview skills
  • personal development opportunities

If you are at a North Tyneside school you will be able to meet a Connexions Adviser in school. Otherwise you can meet Advisers at access points in the borough.

To make an appointment, contact:

Telephone: (0191) 643 6965

Young people with special education needs and/or disabilities (SEND)

If your child has special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) local colleges, training providers, and North Tyneside Council's Adult Learning Service offer:

  • practical life and work skills
  • community and leisure activities
  • vocational tasters
  • vocational programmes
  • functional skills
  • employability skills

Further information can be found on the Council's Preparing for Adulthood section of the Local Offer

For work based opportunities, contact your child’s Connexions Adviser.

National careers service

For help and advice on career choices, visit the National careers service.

Employment opportunities in North Tyneside

North Tyneside was known for opportunities in:

  • shipbuilding
  • coal mining
  • manufacturing
  • fishing

This has changed over the years and now the majority of people work in:

  • public administration
  • health
  • education
  • finance
  • IT
  • tourism
  • hospitality

Manufacturing and construction still offer significant employment opportunities This could increase with new regeneration developments planned for the banks of the Tyne, focused on marine, renewable energy and offshore technologies.

The Quorum, Cobalt and Silverlink business centres provide quality business accommodation, attracting:

  • large sector companies - such as Orange, Virgin, Newcastle Building Society
  • smaller to medium sized companies

For more information about the profile of business and employment in North Tyneside, visit: