Hart Gables are a local charity offering information, advice, guidance and family support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Teesside. On Tuesday 16th May Middlesbrough College hosted a coffee morning and cake sale to promote their vital work in college and the local area. Continue reading “Coffee and cake with Hart Gables”
Check out our tips for staying safe online and create a great online persona for yourself! Continue reading “Smart Social Networking”
If you’re aged 19 or over, and are thinking about further education or training, you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. Continue reading “Understanding the Advanced Learner Loan”
Psychology Tutor Andy Duggan has been working at Middlesbrough College’s Sixth Form for the last 4 years. After completing a degree in Natural Sciences at Lancaster University, Andy undertook school-centred training in Middlesbrough as a science teacher, having always had an interest in the profession from his parents who are both teachers. Continue reading “Meet our team – Andy Duggan”
Rob has been teaching A Level Sociology at Middlesbrough College’s Sixth Form since 2010.
Continue reading “Meet our team – Rob O’Connor”
It’s important to remember whilst at college that if your goal is to get into uni, you might need more than just good grades! You’ll be competing with students across the country who may have the same expected grades, so a jam-packed UCAS application will help you stand out from the crowd!
Continue reading “Top tips for boosting your UCAS application!”
From project managing a multi-million pound commercial high rise, to contributing to the regeneration of a city centre; careers in construction can be far more varied than people often believe!
The Government’s ‘National Infrastructure Plan for Skills’ highlighted that the UK will need 150,000 more construction engineers and 250,000 more construction workers by 2020. This is to meet the demand of a pipeline of £411 billion planned public and private construction projects that include HS2 and the extension of Heathrow.
Far too few young people are currently entering the sector, a situation worsened by the fact that almost 400,000 current employees are expected to retire over the next decade. This means that the construction industry currently offers fantastic opportunities. With demand far outweighing supply, salaries are flourishing. According to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), workers in construction saw their wages increase by more than 6% in 2015 – a growth rate three times larger than the rest of the workforce.
Alongside traditional trades, Middlesbrough College offers courses leading into constructing specialisms such as quantity surveying, civil engineering and architecture. These roles offer good career prospects, attractive salaries, and the exciting potential to run a construction site from a commercial point of view within a few years. If you fancy pursuing a career in this hands-on industry with exciting prospects, head to our website to view the range of construction trades and specialisms we offer.