We know that deciding what course to do can be a bit daunting. Our Careers Services is accredited by the matrix standard and our team of advisors are on hand to provide free information, advice and guidance to students. 

They can help you make the right decisions on your future career path before you come to college, whilst you are on your programme and when you are ready to leave us. Whether it’s dreams of progressing into work, an apprenticeship or higher education, the Careers Team are fully qualified to provide support for individuals from a range of backgrounds into successful future opportunities.

Careers Team

Middlesbrough College is committed to supporting the progression of our students into a wide range of successful destinations after they complete their programme of study; this includes employment, further training or an apprenticeship.

Our careers programme shows what sessions are available for both students and their parents to support this successful transition. 

We are dedicated to achieving the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks as outlined by the Department for Education and we are also participating in the North East Collaborative Outreach Programme (NECOP) which aims to increase the amount of young people who progress into Higher Education. We work in collaboration with the Careers Enterprise Company to ensure a high quality careers education programme for our students.


View our careers programme

View our careers programme

Our careers programme shows what sessions are available for both students and their parents to support this successful transition.

Find out more about the support available through our Careers Team

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Careers Entitlement

When studying at Middlesbrough College, each student will receive a typical careers entitlement offer which will consist of:

  • A minimum of one 45 minute 1:1 careers interview with every student during their time at college.
  • A meaningful and relevant work experience placement of between 34 - 315 hours dependent on their course.
  • A minimum of 4 relevant employer encounters per year.
  • Vocational information, advice and guidance from curriculum staff at interview, enrolment and throughout their course.
  • Careers education, advice and LMI sessions as part of their Thrive and 1:1 tutorial programme.
  • A 1:1 progression interview which formalises their next steps an tailored Thrive programme which includes:
  • CV/Interview skills workshops for those seeking employment or an apprenticeship
  • Entrepreneurial support for those wishing to set out their own business
  • UCAS and personal statement advice and support for those wishing to progress to Higher Education
  • 1:1 Apprenticeship guidance sessions for those seeking an apprenticeship

  • Tailored support on choosing a career, apprenticeship or higher education course
  • Access to a range of up-to-date online resources such as Career Coach which provides details on occupations and local labour market information 
  • Access to a range of prospectuses and printed information on progression opportunities
  • One-to-one appointments, workshops, drop-ins or phone call discussions from qualified and experienced staff

Our apprenticeship and training company, Northern Skills, works with over 2000 businesses in the North East and Yorkshire. Offering an extensive range apprenticeship frameworks, learners can expect to find the perfect apprenticeship thanks to our skilled team who can offer CV and job application support. Not only that, we also host weekly apprenticeship drop-ins within our on-campus Jobshop!

The decision on whether or not to apply to University isn’t something to be taken lightly. With so many options, courses and campuses available, it can be hard to know where to gather the facts.

The Careers Team are here to support with everything from information on the different options available, to the completion of a UCAS application, ensuring that the all-important choice is as stress-free as possible.

  •  Careers - To book onto a careers activity delivered by the Careers Team please email careers@mbro.ac.uk or call 01642 333477
  • FutureMe - To book onto a careers activity delivered by the FutureMe Team please email careers@mbro.ac.uk or call 01642 333477
  • Tutor - To book onto a careers activity delivered by the Tutor please contact your tutor during your time in college
  • Additional Learning Support - To book onto a careers activity delivered by the ALS Team please email c.duggan@mbro.ac.uk or call 01642 333605
  • Work Experience - To book onto a careers activity delivered by the Work Experience Team please email workexpteam@mbro.ac.uk
  • Wellbeing - To book onto a careers activity delivered by the Wellbeing Team please email m.wilkinson@mbro.ac.uk, or simply call into our Wellbeing Centre on the ground floor to pick up a timetable

Support for Parents

For more information please visit the Tees Valley Careers website.

Middlesbrough College Provider Access Policy

This policy sets out Middlesbrough College’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the College for the purpose of giving them information about the providers education or training offer.

Opportunities for Access
A number of events, integrated into the College Careers Programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into College.

A provider wishing to request access should contact: 

Zara Proudler, Careers Lead
Email: z.proudler@mbro.ac.uk
Telephone: 01642 333477

Contact us

To make an appointment, please contact:

Email Careers Lead: z.proudler@mbro.ac.uk
Email Careers Team: careers@mbro.ac.uk
Call: 01642 333477

Opening times

Monday to Tuesday: 8.30am - 5.00pm
Wednesday: 8.30am - 8.00pm
Thursday: 8.30am - 5.00pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

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