Careers

At Kettering Buccleuch Academy students receive careers advice and guidance through a variety of forums from dedicated sessions as part of the Global Learning Programme to individual events such as our Primary Careers Day and our Secondary Careers and Higher Education Evening.

Recognising that our links with industry and business are important to the development of our students, and to their awareness of the opportunities that are available to them, we have developed a network of companies and providers that offer support and guidance to the academy.  A long standing relationship with our Business Enterprise Partner, Knights of Old, affords our students access to many aspects of the world of work and an appreciation of the skills being sought by employers.

Our ultimate aim is to prepare and equip our students for the responsibilities and opportunities that they will encounter in their careers and assist and support them in making the right decisions for their futures.

Accessing Careers Information

From careers advice through to interview tips, the National Careers Service provides a comprehensive career guide. Access at the website below:
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Take the buzz test to find out what kind of person you are and the careers that might suit you:

http://icould.com/buzz/?ref=menu

Careers Advice For Younger Students

The website below offers an interactive look at careers and the skills and knowledge needed in different sectors:
https://panjango.online/

 

Primary Careers Day 2017

The academy held its annual Primary Careers Day on the 5th July for pupils in Years 4 and 5.

This event is part of the academy's drive to promote the importance of Careers education for students of all ages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Students then attended a series of workshops looking at careers in healthcare, logistics, engineering, the police, armed forces and graduate professions.  The students behaviour throughout was exemplary and most of them rated the day 10/10 offering excellent reflection on what they learnt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students started their day with a version of the game show 'What's My Line' where visiting professionals were asked a series of questions and pupils had to guess their profession. The panel for this included a television presenter, a solicitor, a physiotherapist, a finance director, a media and communications specialist and a research scientist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students then attended a series of workshops looking at careers in healthcare, logistics, engineering, the police, armed forces and graduate professions.  The students behaviour throughout was exemplary and most of them rated the day 10/10 offering excellent reflection on what they learnt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were pleased to welcome guests from Knights of Old, Northants Police, University of Northampton, BBC Look East, Kettering General Hospital, Unilever, Maziak Compressor Service Limited, Wilson Browne Solicitors, Mahle Engineering and Medical Mavericks and thank them for giving up their time to support our students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I really enjoyed the event this morning it was the most organised event I have ever attended as a STEM ambassador. Please pass my feedback to the school it was a delight to be a part of such an event and the school and the children were wonderful.”

Marie Martin -  Maziak Compressor Service Limited

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