Be part of this fast paced, exciting and lively industry with career opportunities in hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, nightclubs and bars.

Whilst studying at Middlesbrough College, you will have the opportunity to work in our award winning Waterside Brasserie restaurant, and train in our fully equipped training kitchens and demonstration theatre. Here, you you will gain skills and knowledge in food preparation, cooking and food safety. 

View the latest Labour Market Information by sector to see the average salary and projected job growth for your dream career!

Labour Market Information


Career Choices

The catering and hospitality sector is a diverse, exciting industry that could see you working on cruise ships, bars, restaurants and hotels. Hospitality is a fast paced, exciting industry to work in and one that provides opportunities to work all over the world.

MC Progression Pathways

Jobs that you could do with a catering and hospitality course include:

Event Management | Visitor Attractions | Chef | Restaurant Manager | Barista | Kitchen Porter | Catering Manager | Cruise Liners 

Careers in Catering & Hospitality


Gisbrough Hall

Brockley Hall

Jury's Inn


Crathorne Arms

Deli Fresh

Country Valley Butchers

Why study with us?

  1. You will get the opportunity to work in our on-site commercial restaurant, the Waterside Brasserie
  2. You will take part in fantastic work placements and community projects with local businesses and charities to gain real life experience
  3. You can expect to whip up a storm in the kitchen; we boast not one, but four within our main building where the majority of lessons will be held
  4. Choose from eleven different courses designed to help start your career in the catering and hospitality industry
I’m looking forward to starting my apprenticeship soon as I'm much more of a hands-on learner
Success stories
Luke Franks profile
I decided to study at Middlesbrough College because the facilities were the best I had seen!
Success stories
Connor Brady stood inside the Waterside Brasserie
The knowledge and skills I've gained at the College have also helped me to get a job as a Barman - my manager was really impressed when he heard about what I'd picked up on my course!
Success stories
Paul McKeown standing in a kitchen
Although it was a lot of hard work I’m so pleased I went for it! I was a bit worried with the new exam board but everyone involved was so helpful and supportive with me. I am now working as a Chef in The Falcon and I could not be happier.
Success stories