Middlesbrough College offers courses in all sector areas and aims to match its curriculum to employer demands and local skills requirements. The graph below highlights the volume of job vacancies available last year.
The healthcare industry is by far the biggest employer in the Tees Valley in 2016, recruiting a whopping 6,222 staff. This is a trend that is set to continue, as an aging population means that the human health and social work activities sector will experience the most growth over the coming years with around 319,326 or 23% of all the new jobs that will be created by 2022. The Government has pledged an extra £2bn in its spring statement, which will also pave ways for job openings in the sector.
A study by City & Guilds measured student aspirations, compared to the realities of the current job market in health and social work. It found that the aspirations of young people wanting to find employment in roles including a care work and nursing did not meet the future demand. This has the potential to lead to skills gaps in the economy if not enough young people are training for careers where there is a demand for jobs.
At Middlesbrough College, we offer a range of full and part time health and care programmes designed to prepare students for future employment. Our teaching staff have a wealth of experience and our mock NHS health ward is the perfect setting to learn the skills required by industry. We have excellent employer links and many of our students complete work placements alongside their studies to help boost their CV and readiness for work.
Sound good? Why not find out more about the health and care courses on offer at Middlesbrough College?