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Ex-IKB student Harry Foy and teachers

Years 10 and 12 met industry visitors yesterday from Clarke Bond and Mott MacDonald who spoke about the huge variety of careers in engineering and construction locally and around the world, as well as the different routes available into these careers. They also showed students some of the exciting projects they have worked on, including the construction of IKB Academy.

Speakers included former IKB Academy student, Harry Foy who is studying for a degree apprenticeship in civil engineering while working at Mott MacDonald on exciting water and flood engineering projects and hinted at his work for the defence industry, although he couldn't tell us too much about that!

Harry shared with students the advantages of studying A Levels at IKB Academy and how his work experience at Buro Happold in Year 12 gave him lots to talk about at interview and ultimately secured his place on the degree apprenticeship.

Talks from young people working in industry to Year 10 and 11 studentsBoth organisations spoke about upcoming work experience and apprenticeship opportunities available to IKB students and they are really looking forward to hearing from anyone interested in either. For more information, contact Miss Barclay, Careers Leader

Many thanks to everyone who came to talk to the students:

  • Paul Callan, Quantity Surveyor & Project Manager, Mott MacDonald
  • Harry Foy, Apprentice Civil Engineer, Mott MacDonald
  • Mike Hayward, Geographical Information Systems, Mott MacDonald
  • Leah Deverick, Structural Engineer, Clarke Bond
  • Vicky Karavatsi, Graduate Structural Engineer, Clarke Bond

Trips to employers

Beaufort Bespoke 

IKB students visit Beaufort Bespoke joinery company.

Many thanks to John Cooper at Beaufort Bespoke, a local high end joinery company who shared his passion for bespoke design and problem solving when designing the museum exhibit for Underfall Yard.

The Year 13 students got an insight into the complexities and expense of such a job. They now understand the importance of the design and manufacturing issues that need to be considered.

They were impressed that such a cool company is just a short walk from IKB.

Posted: 25/11/19

IKB Alumni

IKB Alumni

Look who came to visit us...

Ex-Student Miles Avery returns to IKB Academy

Miles Avery says the reason he was the only successful student out of 2 000 applicants chosen for his Degree Apprenticeship with Currie & Brown was due to coming to IKB STEM Academy and because of his work experience in Year 10 and Year 12.

We love it when our students come back and tell us that they've finally realised how fantastic IKB is!

Miles is working towards his Chartership in Quantity Surveying. Keep up the great work Miles, we're really proud of you!

Posted: 25/11/19

Contact us

Contact us

For further information please contact:

Clare Barclay Careers Lead
Email: cbarclay@ikbacademy.org.uk
Tel: 0117 916 1013