MG Rover workers are being offered the chance to win jobs in the offshore oil and gas industry - by retraining as divers.
The Scottish-based Underwater Centre, which claims to be one of the world's top training centres for "subsea careers", said there was strong demand for divers.
"With the current price of oil high, the oil and gas industry is very buoyant and companies are crying out for new recruits," said the centre's marketing manager Steve Ham.
"Today, the average age of a commercial diver is 47 and there's a lack of new blood - I think this represents a golden opportunity.
"There is also a big demand for subsea support roles, including operators of remote operated vehicle, small remotely controlled underwater submarines, and assistant life support technicians who control the air supply and gas mixtures for commercial divers.
"With the growth of oil exploration in remote areas of the world, the need for ROVs is greater than ever," said Mr Ham.
Underwater Centre instructor Paul Bury said: "Over the last six months all the students I've trained have gone into ROV jobs immediately."
The Underwater Centre said that financial support was available to redundant workers and those still employed at Longbridge.