On Friday 22nd March, Strood Academy was pleased to host a well attended  apprenticeships fair.

Organised by Member of Parliament for Rochester and Strood, Kelly Tolhurst, a wide range of local businesses took stands to speak with both students from local schools and job seekers on the array of apprenticeship opportunities that they offer.

The Hundred of Hoo Academy commented:

“As part of Careers at The Hundred of Hoo Academy, Mrs Lock arranged a visit to Kelly Tolhurst’s Apprenticeship Fair at Strood Academy. This trip was an invaluable experience for students in year 10 that are keen to find out about apprenticeships and who are starting to carve their career paths.

Throughout the morning students had the chance to  meet some of our local employers and discuss their future. Exhibitors included: Royal Mail, Marks and Spencer’s, Lloyds Bank, Aldi, Kent Police, NHS and Network Rail.

Students feedback was extremely positive and felt that they benefited from meeting employers to discuss their options once they leave the academy. We would highly recommend as many students to visit these types of events”


Attended by groups of students from all Medway LAT Secondary schools; Strood Academy, Hundred of Hoo Academy and Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School as well as the vast majority of other local schools, the event was a hub of activity throughout.


Member of Parliament for Rochester and Strood, Kelly Tolhurst, speaks to exhibiting businesses