A major recruitment drive is taking place on Teesside as 50 jobs will be created by Middlesbrough College in the coming weeks.
Despite the unsettling times, the College is continuing with growth plans to accommodate for an all-time high student enrolment for September.
The positions available include teaching roles, business support, apprentices and hourly paid roles.
And as the only college in the Tees Valley chosen by the Department for Education to pilot the all-new T Levels qualifications, Middlesbrough College is also gearing up to work with more students and local employers than ever before.
Zoe Lewis, principal and chief executive at Middlesbrough College, said: “It’s a deeply unsettling time for everyone but we want you to know that Middlesbrough College continues to operate at the heart of the community. This is about looking after the future of Teesside.
“We hope these new jobs will offer opportunities for many people who find themselves recently out of work.
“The new jobs are a response to higher than ever student numbers – across last year and next – following our successes across A Levels, vocational training, apprenticeships, higher education and adult learning.
“We already have state-of-the-art facilities – including our £20m STEM training centre, MC6 sixth form and Waterside Brasserie Restaurant, to name a few – but it’s not just the environment that make the success, it’s the people, and we have the best there are.
“Welcoming new members of staff will mean we can continue to deliver first-class standards of teaching and learning – helping us to produce the most employable, work-ready students in the North East.”