Get prepared for a career journey with this varied and dynamic sector, with opportunities to see the world! If you have excellent customer service skills and can work under pressure, a career in Travel and Tourism could be for you! You'll get the opportunity to train in Middlesbrough College's on-site mock plane fuselage, complete with seats, drinks, duty-free trolleys and emergency life jackets to simulate life on board an airliner.

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Career Choices

The UK’s tourism industry is one of the largest in the world, with 180,000 businesses employing 1.4million people across a range of exciting job roles. Since 2010, tourism has been the fastest growing sector in the UK in terms of how many people it employs.

Career Progression Routes

You could progress into careers including:

Events Management  |  Travel Advisory  |  Airport and Cabin Crew



Eden Flight Training

Teesside Airport

Virgin Atlantic

Wynyard Hall

Why study with us?

  1. Our on-site mock plane fuselage is complete with seats, drinks and duty-free trolleys and emergency life jackets to simulate life on board an airliner
  2. You’ll benefit from our partnership with Swissport International, which gives you exclusive access to training in Teesside Airport and other UK airports
  3. Travel and Tourism students regularly go on residential trips to places like New York and Dubai to gain experience in the international tourism sector
  4. Middlesbrough College has fantastic employer links with a range of travel agents and hotels in the region offering great work placements and progression opportunities
  5. Guest speakers are often invited into Travel and Tourism classes to share their experience with students
Middlesbrough College Success Stories

My long term goal is to work in an airport and I know studying here at Middlesbrough College is providing a great stepping stone into the travel and tourism industry for me!

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Middlesbrough College Success Stories
The college has been really supportive at helping me progress with my maths while studying here and I really enjoy the mixture of theory, practical sessions and class trips!
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Middlesbrough College Success Stories
The Level 3 Travel and Tourism course is giving me the key skills I need to go out and work in the travel and tourism industry as is a great route for me to study at University!
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Middlesbrough College Success Stories
I plan to progress on to the Level 3 Travel and Tourism course here and eventually want a career doing what I love, travelling the world on a cruise ship!
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Middlesbrough College Alumni
I studied at Middlesbrough College back in 2011, and thanks to the things I learnt on my course, I'm now travelling the world!
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Alice Hope
I chose to study at Middlesbrough College because it is big and the staff are really nice. I enjoy my course because I get to visit different countries.
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Jade McMenamin
I am currently studying Travel and Tourism and A Level History at College and one day I hope to become a pilot. I am really enjoying my courses. My advice to any current students at UCA would be to choose subjects that you enjoy studying.
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Joseph Fenny
The best thing about college is the support given by the teachers and the ability to travel to new destinations. After my course I will be going to university, I have been accepted to study International Business at Northumbria University.
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“The things I learned at college, such as terminology, really help to put you ahead of the rest when you go for a job."
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