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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 needs

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
  • health and personal development opportunities
  • opportunities to work and learn the way you want

If you are at a North Tyneside school you may be able to meet a Careers 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 learning difficulties/disabilities

If your child has learning difficulties or disabilities, local colleges offer access to:

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


Tyne Metropolitan College
Telephone: (0191) 229 5000

For work based opportunities, contact student services at the college or your child’s Connexions adviser.

Connexions Support for young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities (SEND)

Connexions Advisers work with young people with SEND up to the age of 25. Information, advice and guidance is available from Connexions in school and Advisers will attend reviews from year 9 onwards to support with information about options and pathways post sixteen.

Connexions Advisers will provide ongoing support for young people post school in planning their next steps and on the range of opportunities in further education, training and employment at each stage of transition.

To make an appointment, contact:

Telephone: (0191) 643 6965

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:

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