Ambition Tees

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Are you looking to re-train and up-skill your employees?

We are offering small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Tees Valley area with the opportunity to access free employee training in many amazing different areas.

We are partnering with New College Durham who are the prime contract holder for the Ambition Tees project which is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

The overall aim of the project is to enhance equal access to lifelong learning for employees in the Tees Valley area. 
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Tell us more about your training needs!

To get involved in the project, complete our 2 minute survey to let us know who you would like to train and in what areas.

Once complete one of our special advisors will be in touch to discuss your needs in greater detail. 
Aimee Hunt, ESF Project Administrator at Middlesbrough College is helping employers access the funding they need to upskill their learners for free, through the Ambition Tees project. 

“I started working at the college in November and love my job, speaking with different employers every day and helping them get to grips with what funding is available to them. A lot of businesses aren’t aware of the grants available so it’s great when we can support.”

Aimee’s job mainly focuses on ensuring all of the paperwork that processes funding claims for employers across multiple ESF projects is up to date and correct, she works closely with employers to ensure the process is as smooth as possible.

“ I need to speak with both the learner and the employer to guide them through the process and also be a key point of contact should they have any questions. I like talking to new people and this is the perfect job for it!”

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Shaun Littlewood, new ESF Project Administrator at Middlesbrough College, tells us more about his role within the team.

“My role within the Projects team is in an administrative capacity working on things like the Ambition Tees project. This involves a lot of paperwork and liaising with both learners and employers to ensure that all of the forms are filled in correctly, signed and dated before it is sent off to the government by our team. The role itself is rewarding and suits my skillset, I am really enjoying coming in to work every day.”


To find out more about Ambition Tees, the training we can offer or our partnership with ESF, please contact Anna Gorman, ESF Project Lead, at or call 03453 404040