Higher Education and Careers Fair 2018 

All KBA students from Years 7-13 and from schools in the surrounding area were invited to attend our Careers and Higher Education Evening. 

Exhibitors who attended this year's event are listed below and we were pleased to welcome a wide range of exhibitors from some of the country's top universities and prestigious local and national employers.

A range of employers across many different sectors including engineering, construction, retail, the forces, the legal profession and healthcare gave students an insight into a wide range of potential careers and the different paths that can be taken in order to pursue them. 

Exhibitor Feedback from 2018 Careers Event:

"As always it was a pleasure, the event was exceptionally well organised and was a real success. I would also like to make a point of saying how friendly and welcoming all the staff and students were; and how impeccably behaved, polite the students were, they represent KBA fantastically. You can see the passion and hard work the staff have put in to make the school an exciting learning environment, which the students are clearly very proud of."

"Everyone at the academy was really welcoming and I engaged with nearly 100 pupils and parents during the evening."

Exhibitors (organised by area of interest) included:


The world's largest provider of HR solutions, helping you to search and apply for jobs.

Department of Work and Pensions

Jobcentre Plus is a government-funded employment agency, whose aim it is to help people find employment in the UK. It is a part of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Kettering Borough Council Training

Working to promote Modern Apprenticeships as a valid alternative to full-time education and to support local industries and local young people.

National Apprenticeship Service

Coordinates apprenticeships in England.


Guiding millions of students to make the right career choice.

Starting Off

Recruiting, training, and employing school leavers in Northamptonshire. If you're looking for work and qualifications, Starting Off can help.

Rolls Royce Aerospace

Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver the cleanest, safest and most competitive solutions to meet our planet’s vital power needs.

British Army

Whatever you want for your future, a career in The Army could help you get there,  with over 200 different roles, you’re sure to find the right one for you.

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue

Find out about careers in the Fire and Rescue Service.

Northamptonshire Police

Responsible for policing the county of Northamptonshire.


The Royal Air Force is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force. Formed toward the end of the First World War on 1 April 1918, it is the oldest independent air force in the world.

Royal Navy/Marines

Joining the Royal Navy makes you part of a special team, protecting our nation’s interests all over the world.

BBC Look East 

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster. Look East is the BBC's regional television news programme for the East of England.

Chartered Institute of Logistics

A professional body representing people who work in the fields of Logistics and Transport in the United Kingdom.


The global market leader in the logistics industry.

Knights of Old

A leading logistics company started as a family business in 1865 and the Academy’s Business Enterprise Partner.

Crewyard Construction

Rutland based company specialising in bespoke building, renovation and interiors.

Emplas Windows Systems Ltd and T & K Home Improvements Ltd

Three decades’ expertise in trade, new build and specification supply.

GSS Architecture

GSS are a nationwide team of chartered Architects, Lead Consultants, Quantity Surveyors and CDM Co-ordinators.

R F Blount & Sons Ltd

With the knowledge and skills to tackle any plumbing, heating or electrical job in any home or business.


A design, engineering and management consultancy, that delivers integrated local government services across the UK.

Northamptonshire Highways

Northamptonshire Highways are responsible for transport planning and related policies for the county.


Frontier is an innovator in creating quality volunteer programmes across the globe.

National Citizenship Service

A British voluntary personal and social development programme for 16- and 17-year-olds.

Projects Abroad

UK Experts in volunteering abroad, work experience and gap year placements.

The Management Academy

Teaches essential business and management skills along with practical on the job training.

Home Instead Senior Care

Providers of award-winning home care to elderly people, allowing them to stay in their homes for as long as possible.

Medical Mavericks

The UK’s No1 Jaw Dropping Careers, STEM & Sport Enrichment Experience for Schools and Colleges.

Podiatry - University of Northampton 

Specialist Information on careers in podiatry.

Kettering Vets for Pets

A whole new veterinary concept committed to affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice.

The Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) 

A unique research and education centre. Its research responds to the scientific and technological needs of the automotive, fashion, footwear and allied leather industries.


A multinational consumer goods company, whose products include food, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products.

RPC Containers

A global design and engineering company specialising in polymer conversion in packaging and non-packaging markets.

Bedford College

Outstanding college offering a wide range of part-time and full-time courses.

Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln

Providing first-class education, turning out graduates of the highest calibre who go out into the world and change people’s lives for the better.

Cambridge University

One of the world's leading universities offering a range of courses in many subjects.

De Montfort University

DMU offers the perfect combination of award winning teaching, world class facilities and a fantastic student experience.

Falmouth University

Falmouth University is a specialist University for the creative industries, including art and design, based in Falmouth and Penryn, Cornwall.

KBA Sixth Form

Information from our Sixth Form about your options after Year 11.

Kettering Town Football Academy

KTFA offer a 2 year full-time education and football development programme for 16-18 year olds.

Loughborough University

One of the country’s leading universities, with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with business and industry and unrivalled sporting achievement.

Moulton College

From post-16 to postgraduate and professional development, Moulton College provides full and part-time courses to set you on your way to a brighter future.

National Collaboration and Outreach Project

Aims to support disadvantaged students in England to progress into higher education.

Newcastle University 

A modern Russell group university with a proud tradition, committed to world-class academic excellence - but excellence with a purpose.

Northampton College

Providing high quality further education and training.

Oxford Brookes University

One of the UK’s top modern universities with a local, national and international reputation for teaching and research excellence.

Tresham College

Providing Further and Higher Education courses in Northamptonshire.

UCFB Wembley

UCFB Wembley specialises in sports degrees. It is situated inside Wembley Stadium, with classrooms overlooking the iconic pitch. An inspirational and motivational environment for your studies.

University of East Anglia

UEA is a world leading research institution renowned for student experience.

University of Leicester

The university loves nurturing new somebodies, who will explore, unearth, invent, imagine, innovate and help change the world.

University of Lincoln

The University of Lincoln offers students degree courses underpinned by research engagement.

University of Northampton

The University of Northampton's unique approach to social enterprise has led to a global reputation for producing graduates with exceptional employability.

University of Portsmouth

An excellent reputation for quality teaching and sustained, high levels of student satisfaction.

University of Southampton

In the top 1% of universities worldwide.

Solent Southampton University

Dedicated to the pursuit of university education that enables learners from all backgrounds to become enterprising citizens and responsible leaders.

Wilson Brown Solicitors

Personal and Commercial lawyers with offices in Northampton, Kettering, Higham Ferrers, Wellingborough and Leicester


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