Kettering school holds first careers and higher education fair

Pupils talking to careers advisers at the evening last night.
Pupils talking to careers advisers at the evening last night.

Kettering Buccleuch Academy held its first higher education and careers evening last night (Wednesday).

More than 50 exhibitors were present to offer advice, guidance and support to students aged 11 to 18 from the academy and other local schools, with representatives from Russell Group universities including Cambridge and Newcastle present.

Many local and national companies supported the event, including Weetabix and Knights of Old.

The evening formed part of the academy’s drive to encourage young people to consider their future and aspire for the very best career possible.

Director of aspiration Jo Massey said: ”We were very proud to be able to host such a prestigious range of universities and businesses and we are sure that both students and parents left with a clearer picture of the career choices available to them.”

Year 12 student Barney Cho said: “I am interested in a career in engineering and I found the evening to be really useful.

“I now feel that I have a better idea of how to achieve my goal of becoming an engineer.”