Employment support

Thirteen offers a range of free employability services for our tenants and the wider public across the Tees Valley. We support people who are not in employment, education or training but also anyone looking to gain a new job or more hours. We support customers of any age.

Services we offer

Customers signing up to our service can access:

  • one-to-one support with a dedicated employability caseworker for up to nine months, who can help with CVs, job applications, interview skills  
  • an employment and skills hub, with access to a host of employment, education and training opportunities
  • a volunteering and peer mentor service that offers volunteering placements within Thirteen
  • a team of employer engagement specialists who have exclusive vacancies from supply chain providers, external employers and internal teams
  • a training service that delivers NOCN Level 1 and 2 accredited qualifications and non-accredited workshops too.
  • in-work support for six months when customers progress into work to help you sustain your new role.

We're an award-winning service after picking up the resident employment/training initiative of the year award at the Northern Housing Awards last year.

Get in touch


If you're a customer who would like support into work, education or training, contact us at:


If you're an employer who would like to link with our employer engagement team to fill your vacancies, you can get more details about employability support for businesses

More information

If you think Thirteen’s employability service could help you, take the next step and get in touch: