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Life at School

About life here at West Coventry Academy


Careers

EVENTS | KEY DOCUMENTS | WORK EXPERIENCE | FINDING THE CAREER FOR YOU | CAREERS FAIR | PARTNERSHIPS | PARENTS


Here at West Coventry Academy we believe that the right careers advice throughout a students’ time with us is crucial in helping them make the right decisions about their future and provides direction and purpose to their journey with us. 

We employ a full time careers Officer, Chris Day.

Her responsibilities include:

  • Providing targeted support for Year 11-13 to help them make important decisions about final destinations
  • Advice to Year 8 and Year 11 as they make their GCSE subject choices and make applications to Post 16 providers
  • Organising and leading on career related educational visits to events such as the Skills Show
  • Leading on organising Year 10 Work Experience (ALL students participate in a two week work experience at the end of Year 10)
  • Leading on whole school PHSE Days which have a careers focus.

In the coming months, students please take some time to explore Careers for the future. Please take some time to look at some of these links so you are more Career Savvy. Chris Day (Careers Advisor)  is available on 07717 004337 or Email:- staffcrb@westcoventryacademy.org

Year 11 Students

College Information

Please check local Colleges’ Websites for up-to-date Information re Interviews/Open Events/Enrolments, but information as it stands:

  • Coventry College – Closed 19th March – all planned Interviews are postponed
  • Solihull College – Open this Week still (for Interviews etc)
  • Warwickshire – Open this week. Open Events next week beginning 23rd March have been cancelled, however there are Virtual Open Events. Everyone should like or follow the relevant college profile(s) on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram and they will receive a notification at the start of the Virtual Open Event, and then they can tune in to our Live Welcome and Q&A session.

    To access the Virtual Open Event online hub, visit our website at www.wcg.ac.uk/openevents  and click on the relevant college.

Apprenticeships

Any students who are interested in the Apprenticeship Route – please access the Government Apprenticeship website plus local Training Providers and Employers’ own websites:-

https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch

Anyone can search for local apprenticeships however students will need to create an account to then apply for vacancies

Local Training Providers/Colleges who support Apprenticeships. They do have SOME apprenticeships but will also support you in your search, however students needs to also be proactive as there are no guarantees.

https://www.coventrycollege.ac.uk/apprenticeships/  Business, Childcare & Early Years, Computing, Construction Trades, Digital, Engineering, Hospitality & Catering, Media & Interactive Media, Motor Vehicle, Teacher Training

https://www.cw-chambertraining.co.uk Hairdressing, Early Years, Accounting, Business Admin, Customer Service, Health & Social Care, ….

https://www.hoet.co.uk/  Sports, Hairdressing, Beauty, Business Admin, IT, Classroom Assistant,

https://sccu.uk.com/  Teaching Assistants, Sports

https://www.wmjobs.co.uk/   Search for Apprenticeships offered by local Councils such as Coventry City Council, Solihull, Warwickshire

https://primarygoal.ac.uk  IT working in Primary Schools

https://www.jbctraining.co.uk/  IT, Digital Media, Technical

www.the-mtc.org - Engineering

https://www.mgts.co.uk/ - Engineering

https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/ Health, Business, IT ….

For All Students

Useful Careers Websites

https://www.careersoft.co.uk –  West Coventry subscribe to this and you need the following access code to use this – 2e2j9smm

https://www.prospects.ac.uk Useful Careers website with Job Profiles, Useful Tips on Interviews, CVs & Cover Letters etc


Young Producers Programme (created by Warwick Arts Centre & China Plate)

This is for Students aged 16+, who are passionate about Music, Dance, Poetry or Art

There are free training opportunities available – please see https://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/creative-learning/young-people/young-producers

Running Intensive Day courses at weekends &/or 12 sessions from March – June 5.30-8pm. Full commitment is required