Middlesbrough College help job seekers find the best start to their new career

14 May 2019

Eight learners have successfully secured employment with Bertschi UK, a leading global logistics service provider following a tailored training programme with Middlesbrough College.  

All eight learners took part in a training programme delivered by the Employability and Projects team to help them gain full time employment with Bertschi. 

The programme, delivered over two weeks, provided learners with in-depth guidance and training which included CV workshops, interview techniques, team building as well as learning about Bertschi; the company, its values, work ethic and the job roles with the company.

Bertschi then interviewed 12 people for 6 positions and were extremely impressed by those who had applied, so much so they decided to hire 8 new employees in total. The successful candidates couldn’t have been happier with the result.

Robert Robinson from Stockton said “It’s not easy to put into words but it feels awesome! It’s a huge relief to be back in the working world. The course content was fantastic and the tutors were truly brilliant, if you want to get into work you should definitely consider this course! “

Bertschi, a Swiss family-owned company, is a global market leader in bulk chemical logistics and warehousing .The Swiss company’s Middlesbrough office will be the learners’ new place of work.

Scott Siddle, from Hemlington was thrilled to find a new role after being out of work: “Securing this job means everything to me. I am now in full time employment and can provide for my family, the employability programme at the college has really given me the motivation I needed to progress.”

Middlesbrough College’s Employability Programmes are tailored to candidates needs to help them raise their aspirations and find meaningful employment in the Tees Valley. Programmes are closely aligned to the needs of industry meaning leaners who go on the programme are given the right skills employers are looking for.

Rachael Gray, Head of Employability and Projects at Northern Skills Group couldn’t be prouder of her students. “Its moments like this that are the reason I do my job. The Employability and Projects team are truly passionate about helping the people of the Tees Valley realise their full potential and it’s fantastic to see what can happen when someone is supported with the appropriate training.”

The group started their new roles on Monday 1st April and are looking ahead toward their future career with excitement. Successful candidate Matthew Eyre is looking forward to what is in store: “I am really looking forward to this new opportunity and to set new goals in my life and career.  The team at the college have been fantastic and care a great deal about the wellbeing and future of their students.”

To find out more about the Employability and Projects team and the programmes they offer, email makeacareer@mbro.ac.uk or call 01642 333378.

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