Thursday 21st November saw Strood Academy host its annual Big Event

True to style, each year this event becomes larger with greater numbers of exhibitors and students and their parents and carers attending.

Designed as a whole school event and to coincide with post 16 parents evening, the event affords students and their families the opportunity to meet with a number of Universities, Colleges, Providers and Businesses to discuss future potential destinations. Additionally, they had the opportunity to explore travel as a gap year opportunity and to discuss options with their LAT careers professional.

LAT Train to Teach are regular supporters of this event


Sincere thanks to our exhibitors:

Ashford College

BAM Construction

British Army 

Canterbury Christ Church University

Electrical Contractors Association

European School of Osteopathy


Goldsmiths University/Open Book

Greenwich University

Hadlow College 


Kent & Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust

Kent Police

LAT Careers Learning Development Manager

LAT Train to Teach

Mace Construction Management and Consultancy Company

Midkent College

North Kent College

Oxford Brookes University

Police Recruitment

Rapport Housing


UK Border Force at Gatwick Airport

Wealden Woodstyle

West Kent College

Many students and their families left with a significant amount of printed literature and commented upon how useful they found the experience.

2019 was the busiest event to date

Many students and their parents and carers took the opportunity to talk with their careers professional.

Wealden Woodstyle were one of the new exhibitors to this event

Many took the opportunity to discuss careers in engineering

UK Border force were a popular stand to visit and even brought one of their sniffer dogs.

Open Book is a project run by Goldsmiths University

Mid Kent College

Canterbury Christ Church University

MACE Construction were promoting the many varied roles within their sector

Frontier offer gap year travel and volunteering opportunities

Canterbury Christ Church University were available to talk about their medical school

The ECA on careers within the trades sector

Police Recruitment

Rapport Housing on the growing range of careers within the health and social care sectors

Hadlow and West Kent Colleges

British Army