Ignite Your Future

Ignite is a new initiative offering exciting, practical courses designed to give young people (15-29) the skills to progress into employment, traineeships,  apprenticeships or further training. The courses include important life and employability skills as well as industrial based qualifications relevant to your career aspirations.

Our 6 week programmes are bespoke to your individual needs, with continued on-going support with a dedicated progression mentor.

Middlesbrough College Training and Employment

3 Steps to Success!

Step 1- Specialist guidance

You will receive 1:1 guidance to look at the various training programmes available to suit your aspirations. Medium long terms goals will be identified as well as any barriers. An Individual Learning Plan will then form the basis of your programme of study. Upon enrolling on a course, you will be able to confidentially share any medical conditions and/or disabilities you have with our Student Services department who will be able to advise on the support available at the College.

Step 2 - Programme of study

At the start of your 6 week programme of study, you will be assigned a personal progression mentor support you. You will attend small group sessions and 1:1 tutorials. The programmes includes team building activities, personal and social development skills, time management, budgeting, digital skills for employment, CV sessions, interview preparation, job searching, job applications, LinkedIn, awareness of social media plus many more.

In addition, each person will get the opportunity to attend other sector specific industrial based qualifications and gain work experience. At the end of the 6 week programme, a celebration graduation ceremony will take place.

Step 3 - Continued Support 

Continued 1:1 appointments to support individuals with progression into education, employment or training will take place. Individuals can also continue to access the Job Shop facilities to job search, apply for vacancies and prepare for interviews.

Industry Specific Qualifications

Alongside gaining employability skills, students will be able to complete bespoke qualifications tailored to their career aspirations. 

These include:
Catering and Hospitality Skills including Food Hygiene
CSCS and CCNG Site Safety Passport
Level 2 Health and Social Care or Youth Studies
Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work
Childcare Skills including Paediatric First Aid
Health and Safety at Work including IOSH
Customer Service and Retail Skills
Digital Skills for Employment and IT
Business Admin Skills
English and Numeracy Development
Sports – including Introduction to Coaching and Gym Instructing
Teaching Assisting
Introduction to Traineeships
Travel and Tourism
Introduction to Volunteering


• Up to £30 High Street vouchers upon successful completion of the course
• Travel expenses (bus, train and car mileage)
• Childcare (subject to meeting eligibility criteria)
• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• DBS checks
• Interview clothing
• Stationery pack
• Access to the College gym
• Access to Learning Resource Centre (LRC)

Please contact the YEI Team at Middlesbrough College for further information and to reserve your place: 

Email: make@career@mbro.ac.uk
Tel: 01642 333378

The Youth Employment Initiative is part-funded by the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Growth Programme in England.

European Union Social Fund