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Parents and carers

The Parents' Guide to:

  •  The Parents’ Guide to Apprenticeships 2021-2022
  • The Parents’ Guide to Study and exam revision (GCSE)
  • The Parents’ Guide to Post 16 Options (full edition)
  • The Parents’ Guide to Post 16 Options (summary)
  • The Parents’ Guide to Study and exam revision (sixth form)
  • The Parents’ Guide to Post 18 Options (summary)
  • The Parents’ Guide to University 2021-2022


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KS4: non computer activities

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Careers talks by employers

Building great careers

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

We absolutely love hearing from our past students! If you attended IKB and would like to leave your details for us to make contact with you about coming in and sharing your story with our current students, please complete the Alumni contact form.

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

Work placements and Employer Partners

Work placements and Employer Partners

IKB is committed to providing all of its students work placements at employers that partner with us.

We would like to say a huge thank you to all our employer partners who have supported us. We simply cannot achieve our vision without the support of local businesses who have so kindly offered up their time to give our students invaluable insights into industry.

Our Year 12 students were on placement one day per week and our Year 10s engage in a week long workplacement/enrichment programme during term 2, 3, and 6.

We are proud to be working in partnership with the following organisations:

AHR Architects
Bath and North East Somerset Council
BMT Defence Services
Buro Happold
Campbell Reith
Kier Construction
Ministry of Defence
Network Rail
Underfall Boat Yard

IKB are constantly looking to increase links with employers in the Bristol & Bath area within the following industries:

  • Architecture and the built environment
  • Science and medicine
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Accounting
  • Business

If you are able to offer a work placement to any of our students, please contact:

Clare Barclay email: cbarclay@ikbacademy.org.uk

A provider wishing to request access should contact Clare Barclay.



 Airbus Degree and Higher Apprenticeships Open Evening: Tuesday 11 February 2020, 17.00-19.00

Join us at the Airbus site in Filton to discover more about our exciting degree and higher apprenticeship programmes.

You will have the opportunity to speak to our current apprentices, early careers team and education partners. There will also be the chance to try out some of our state-of-theart VR equipment.

Spaces are limited and by invite only. If you wish to attend the event, please register online.

Tuesday 11 February 2020, 17.00-19.00
Venue: Airbus - Pegasus House Aerospace Avenue, Filton, Bristol. BS34 7PA

Launch your career: airbus.com/careers

Careers programme and policies

Careers programme and policies

For more information please see the careers programme 2020-2021 (Pdf, 1.6kb)


Contact us

Contact us

For further information please contact:

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

A provider wishing to request access should contact Clare Barclay.