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About life here at West Coventry Academy


Careers: Local Businesses & Employers

CAREERS HOMEPAGE

Every October we hold a large and well represented careers fair event for Year 11,12 and 13 and some targeted students from Year 10.  We invite WCA 6th form, Colleges, Apprenticeship Providers and numerous employers to this morning event. If you would like to attend this annual event please do contact WCA’s Careers Advisor Mrs Chris Day at: staffcrb@westcoventryacademy.org


Examples of providers who have attended in previous years include:

Colleges:

- Coventry
- Warwickshire
- Solihull
- Stratford Upon Avon
- BMET
- Access Creative

- BIMM

- NWSLC

Apprenticeships:
- CW Chambertraining
- HOET
- MGTS
- MTC Academy
- SCCU
- NHS

- Severn Trent

Emergency Services:
- Police
- Army
- Navy
- RAF
- WMAS
- WMFS

Employers:
- Village Hotel
- Galliford Try
- Buckingham Group
- Tescos
- My Little Stars
- Broad Lane Vets

- Severn Trent

- Nailcote Hall

- DWP

Higher Education:
- Coventry
- Warwick
- Oxford Brookes
- UCB
- UCFB
- Newman

- Leeds

 

Whether you are an SME or a multi-sited global manufacturer, this guide below will provide you with top tips on effective engagement with schools and in particular West Coventry Academy.

https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploaded/eef_employer_guide_brochure.pdf


MOCK INTERVIEWS

In November 2021, we solely organised Mock Interviews over two days where we were very grateful for professionals volunteering their time to conduct Mock Interviews for all Year 11 students and provide them with essential, valuable & encouraging Feedback. The days went extremely well and all the volunteers were so impressed with the quality of the interviews. Many have said they would gladly return to help again. If anyone wants to offer their time for future events, please contact Mrs Chris Day – staffcrb@westcoventryacademy.org

The volunteers came from a variety of backgrounds and work places, including:-

  • DfE – Dept of Education
  • MGTS – Midland Group Training Services (Engineering)
  • WMP – West Midlands Police
  • Armac
  • Bowmer & Kirkland - Construction
  • Coventry College
  • Dept of Work & Pensions
  • SPLUNK – IT & Data
  • ASK Amazing Apprenticeships
  • NCS – National Citizen Service
  • Warwick Outreach – Warwick University EON
  • CEC – Careers Enterprise Company
  • Thales – Engineering

+ more!

Some of the comments included

‘An absolute joy!’

‘Very focussed & has a definite career pathway’

‘displayed a great deal of preparation & self-awareness’

‘demonstrated a high level of maturity & clarity; one of the best candidates I have ever interviewed!’

‘Excellent Interview technique; clearly tried and applied maximum effort!’