SSI Staff

Middlesbrough College has been awarded £1.2 million funding to deliver the widest breadth of specialist industrial training courses and retraining opportunities in the region. These have been tailor made for those affected by the closure of the SSI steel works.

Former SSI workers on ECITB Supervisory Training Programme (Silver Card) at Middlesbrough College

Our training course portfolio has been designed in consultation with employers and includes many of the key qualifications required within the engineering industry.  They cover a range of disciplines including process and instrumentation, supply chain solutions, site operations, health and safety, machining, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering.

 Courses will be delivered in Middlesbrough College’s state of the art STEM Training Centre. This is a unique facility which replicates a real work environment with high specification equipment that matches that of an industrial setting.

Our specialist team of industry trained experts have extensive knowledge and experience in delivering learning, training and competency gained from their individual backgrounds working for leading industry operators and service companies.

We are also offering courses for those looking for a career change in areas such as logistics, waste management, accountancy and business.

Alongside retraining and up skilling course opportunities, Middlesbrough College can offer a range of additional career related services to those affected. This include support with job searching, job applications, CV writing and interview preparation. In addition to this, our careers hub offers free advice and guidance for those looking to retrain in a new sector.

For further details on the list of Tees Valley Businesses that have been identified as SSI suppliers, or those that have confirmed that they have been impacted and jobs are ‘at risk’, click on the link below.

Urgent Update: - If you are an SSI worker or are affected by the SSI closure and are not claiming benefits, you no longer need to have a referral from the Job Centre or the National Careers Service to access free training at Middlesbrough College. Call our hotline number 01642 333999 today and arrange to see Middlesbrough College’s Careers and Training Advisors for help and support.

To express your interest in any of these courses or for further information call 01642 333999 or email

Please note: For further details on the range of 19+ courses which are fully funded for all those who are currently unemployed and claiming JSA please refer to our Adult Course Guide. To view these courses, click HERE.