KBA Higher Education and Careers Fair

Our Higher Education and Careers Fair enables young people to meet representatives from leading higher education providers as well as representatives from local, national and international employers.

An alphabetical list of exhibitors, schedule of seminars and map can be found by scrolling down this page.

List Of Exhibitors

An alphabetical list of exhibitors for our 2023 event can be found below. Each exhibitor has provided a pen-portrait.

Ask Apprenticeships      

We give information about apprenticeships, T levels and Traineeships and where you are able to find them. We also go into schools and colleges and do workshops They are: FAA Registration workshops, Mock interviews, mock assessment, CV and applications and awareness presentations.


Azets is one of the UK’s fastest growing accountancy firms with approximately 80 offices and a team of 3,500 across the UK. Our growth has created a new organisation with each office bringing years of experience and expertise to the firm.

Bishop Grosseteste University    

Unpronounceable name, unforgettable experience. Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) is widely recognised for its consistently high employability and student satisfaction rates and its dedication to supporting our students. Located in the heart of historic Lincoln, it boasts 160 years of excellence in teaching excellence.

Coventry University       

We are a forward-looking, modern university with a proud tradition as a provider of high quality education and a focus on applied research.

Our students benefit from state-of-the-art equipment and facilities in all academic disciplines including health, design and engineering laboratories, performing arts studios and computing centres. We have been chosen to host three national Centres of Excellence in Teaching and Learning which has enabled us to invest substantial sums of money in health, design and mathematics.

Home Instead East Northants    

At Home Instead, we work with the clients to provide flexible, personalised home care based on your specific requirements and when you need it. You’ll get to stay in your community and live under your own roof, surrounded by your own things and continue to live by your own rules. Our home care services span home help, companionship, personal care and dementia care.

KROHNE Ltd      

KROHNE ranks amongst the worlds leading companies involved in the development, and production of process measuring technology. We have representation on more than 130 countries and employ more than 3500 staff globally.

London School of Economics     

LSE is a social science specialist university, with a global community in the heart of London and a commitment to shape the world.

Mercedes AMG

Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) are based in Brixworth, Northamptonshire where our highly talented and ambitious team are responsible for the design, manufacture, testing and racing of Formula 1 power units enjoying enormous success with our partner team Mercedes AMG F1 and customer teams. Additionally, we have our pioneering Advanced Technologies team who transfer F1 technologies and know-how into high performance automotive projects and products such as the Mercedes AMG One and the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX.  

Moulton College             

Moulton College - FE vocational college offering FE courses in: Animal welfare, Land-based courses, Construction, Sport, Baking, Equine, Furniture studies, Uniform Public Services, Business.

We offer some apprenticeships in Construction, Food, Land based, Animal, Equine.

We also offer HE provision in Animal, Construction Management and Sport.


Nicholsons focuses on a range of professional services, providing expert advice on all matters relating to trees, woodland and the natural environment.  From ecological surveys to garden design and delivery, they offer a unique end-to-end service and expertise of the highest quality within one cohesive team.

Northampton College    

A further education college offering a wide range of post-16 options.

Northumbria University

Northumbria is a research-intensive, modern university with a global reputation for academic excellence. It is based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, which is regularly voted the best place in the UK for students, and has campuses in London and Amsterdam.

Northumbria is ranked in the top 25 in the UK for research power, according to the results of the latest Research Excellence Framework. The University is also ranked top 25 in the UK for the number of graduates entering professional employment, with nine out of ten graduates working or studying six months after graduation.

Prospects (part of Shaw Trust)    

Careers Information, Advice and Guidance

Silverstone University Technical College

Silverstone University Technical College (UTC) was one of the first UTCs to open nationwide, as part of a government-funded programme to give those aged 14-19 unparalleled pathways into university and rewarding industry careers. Students can now leave the traditional schooling environment to study GCSEs or A-Levels alongside industry-recognised qualifications focused on meeting the requirements of employers and universities.

Starting Off Ltd 

Recruitment and Training provider for apprentices

The Bedford College Group        

We will be available to discuss vocational, T level and apprenticeship options for post-16 students as well as Higher Education for post-18's at our Tresham College, Shuttleworth College and National College for Motorsport campuses

Tresham College             

Further education college offering post 16 full time courses and apprenticeships.

Offering Higher Education courses

TUTS (UK) Limited          

An approved Health & Safety / Construction Training Provider, offering a wide variety of training and assessments to our construction employers, throughout the UK.

UCFB (University Campus of Football Business)  

UCFB is a world first in Football & Sport Higher Education. UCFB offers a range of football & sport degrees at tow iconic campuses at UCFB Wembley Campus, London & UCFB Etihad Campus, Manchester where the Wembley & Etihad Stadiums at the heart of each campus.

University of East Anglia (UEA)  

We want you to be brilliant. That’s why everything we do at the University of East Anglia (UEA) from investing in our campus to undertaking ground breaking research, is done with the intent of giving our students everything they need to thrive. We lead the way in fields such as climate change, health sciences, creative writing and more. We offer over 200 degree programmes, including Medicine, Physiotherapy, Environmental science, Law, Film & Television Studies, Business, and more.

University of Exeter       

The University of Exeter offers exciting courses in beautiful and historic surroundings in South West England. Welcoming 30,000 students from 150 countries to its four friendly campuses, the University of Exeter is a Russell Group university offering outstanding student experiences. Home to world-leading academics including the UK’s 5 most influential climate scientists, Exeter strives to use the power of education and research to create a sustainable, healthy, and socially just future.

University of Hertfordshire         

The University of Hertfordshire is a vibrant, inclusive, campus-based university located 25 minutes north of London by train. Through expert teaching and 300 flexible degree programmes, all underpinned by industry insight and 80% of which are accredited by professional bodies, you’ll graduate with the skills and attributes required to reach your full potential.

University of Leicester   

University of Leicester- Diverse in our makeup and united in ambition – we pursue excellence in knowledge and learning to transform our community, our world and beyond. We are Citizens of Change. The University of Leicester is a leading UK university committed to international excellence through the creation of world changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. Leicester is consistently one of the most socially inclusive of the UK’s leading universities with a long-standing commitment to providing fairer and equal access to higher education.

University of Lincoln      

There are many great reasons why our students and staff are proud of the University of Lincoln, including our inspirational teaching, world-leading research, and close links with industry. We are placed among the top 30 universities in the UK for student satisfaction in  the Guardian University Guide 2022. So, you can be confident that you are joining a university that places the quality of the student experience at the heart of everything it does, with the sole aim of providing the tools you need to achieve your career aspirations.

University of Northampton / Aspire Higher         

Our mission is to transform lives and inspire change, with a unique commitment to social impact. We aim to ensure your time at University is fulfilling, satisfying and enjoyable. With exciting, industry-relevant courses, passionate lecturers, and a new campus. Our face-to-face teaching is enhanced by the latest developments in technology to give our students flexibility in the way they learn.

University of Winchester            

The University of Winchester is proud to be ranked as one of the top 10 universities in the UK for graduates in employment or further study. You can choose from courses within the arts & humanities, health & wellbeing, social sciences, business, Law and digital technologies.

Wilson Browne Solicitors            

We cover all areas of Private Client and Commercial law, with offices in Northamptonshire and Leicestershire, operating from Northampton, Kettering, Corby, Higham Ferrers, Wellingborough, and Leicester.  When you need legal help you need a firm that will stand with you…that’s us. At Wilson Browne Solicitors we have a friendly, down to-earth-approach

Schedule Of Seminars

Exhibitor Stalls and Map


Careers at Kettering Buccleuch Academy

The academy’s ambition is to ensure that all students leave equipped with the relevant skills and knowledge required to successfully support their entry to the next stage of their development. To this end, the trust’s CEIAG programme has three main aims:

  • Self-Development – enabling students to understand themselves, their strengths and the influences on them, acquiring the core competencies and skills necessary to enable them to access a range of opportunities 

  • Career Exploration – investigation of opportunities in learning and work, understanding the changing world of work and labour market information  

  • Career Management – developing skills enabling them to make and adjust plans and to manage change and transitions.

We focus on educating students to Respect and acknowledge the pathways available to them, to have the Ambition and foresight to set individual goals, and to have the Determination and growth-mindset required to overcome challenges to achieve these goals.

The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of 8 guidelines that define the best careers provision in schools and colleges. Our careers strategy is built around them, and they make a great place to start for planning or improving our programme. Gatsby Benchmarks

The Careers Lead at Kettering Buccleuch Academy is our Assistant Principal, Stephen Fraher (stephenfraher@kba.uk).

Key partnerships:

UniConnect UniConnect

Uni Connect brings together 29 partnerships of universities, colleges and other local partners to offer activities, advice and information on the benefits and realities of going to university or college. The programme was set up in 2017 to support the government’s social mobility goals to rapidly increase the number of young people from underrepresented groups going into higher education.

SEMLEP (South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership) SEMLEP

Our involvement with SEMLEP allows us to share good practice with other education facilities within the local area and provides us with access to a wide variety of careers opportunities.

Unifrog Unifrog

The platform is used by all students from years 7-13 and provides them with a one-stop shop to access everything careers related, focussing on increasing awareness, developing understanding of the needs of different careers route, and allowing them to complete a progressive plan of their future steps.

University of Northampton UoN

We work closely with the University of Northampton to provide students with the opportunity to experience all that university entails.  View Privacy Notice

Prospects Prospects

We have funded a programme that allows all students in year 11 to receive a 1-2-1 careers interview with a careers professional. Students in other year groups also have the opportunity to access this support upon request.

Accessing Careers Information

From careers advice through to interview tips, the National Careers Service provides a comprehensive career guide. Access at the website below:

Click on the attachment below for further reading and guidance on apprenticeships:

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

Websites to help source apprenticeships and employment:


Careers and Employability Education (EYFS – Year 6)

Careers is imbedded into our SCARF programme within our primary phase, with focus being upon exposure to the world of careers. There are a number of key events that take place throughout the year to promote this:

  • Primary careers day

  • Professionals in the classroom

  • Parents/carers and their careers

  • The journey from primary to sixth form

Careers and Employability Education (Year 7-13)

Career and employability education is taught explicitly twice each term through pastoral time as part of a blended learning programme (outline below).

The blended element is achieved through the additional tasks set for students to complete independently through our Unifrog platform. Having this in place allows us to measure the impact on the careers education taking place and also address the specific needs of our students in each year group.

Throughout the year we offer a range of additional opportunities to our students, engaging with universities, employers and training providers from around the world.

Work shadowing in year 12

KBA Alumni Progamme

Employer Engagement – Help us to help you

We know that employers in the UK have concerns about skills gaps and the work-readiness of some young people.

Kettering Buccleuch Academy is a member of the SEMLEP Careers and Enterprise Network, part of the national Careers and Enterprise Company programme.

Our aim is that through employer engagement at all ages, we ensure that young people leave our school with the skills, competencies, knowledge, appropriate qualifications and attitudes needed by employers for both their own career development and economic sustainability and growth.

We need your help

We are looking for passionate employers from businesses and other organisations to help our students and thus shape the future workforce and bring the world of work to life for the next generation.

The following high impact activities are used to work in partnership with businesses to help our students prepare for the world of work:

  • Employer Talks
  • Business site visits
  • Mentoring
  • Enterprise activities
  • Work experience and job shadowing
  • Mock interviews and CV preparation

If you can help with an engagement or for further information, contact Mr Fraher at stephenfraher@kba.uk

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