Year 12 students from Longfield Academy attended Routes into Training on Wednesday 7th February.

Routes into Training was first hosted at the academy back in November 2016 and has since been held at other academies within the Trust.

Selected business guests attend to deliver a short “pitch” explaining what their organisation does and what the career progression routes and onwards training availability is within their sector.

Students then have the opportunity to  participate in a carousel, similar to a trade exhibition, where they can talk on a one to one basis with business participants.

Students were encouraged to listen carefully to the information given and consider what kind of attributes, as well as likes and dislikes might make them suitable for these very different career pathways.


University of East London on degree apprenticeships


Army careers


Train to teach with Leigh Academies Trust


QA Apprenticeships


Kent & Medway NHS Trust


Kentec Electronics




Thank you sincerely to participants from:


University of East London, degree apprenticeships

Teach with LAT

Army Careers

Digital Skills Solutions UK

John Lewis Partnership

Kentec Electronics

QA Apprenticeships

Kent & Medway NHS

The room had a very positive buzz with stand holders having many students visit them to ask further questions

Delegate comment:

“Many thanks for having me at your event last week.  As with the previous events it was well organised and the students were very polite and engaged.” Sarah Curtis, QA Apprenticeships