WCA Work with Local Employers

Are you a local business looking to support our careers work, either for Mock Interviews, Work Experience, Careers Fairs or other events? Contact our Careers Advisor, Chris Day


Careers Fairs

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.

Examples of providers who have attended in previous years include:

– Coventry College
– Warwickshire
– Solihull
– Stratford Upon Avon
– Access Creative – BIMM
– CW Chambertraining
– MTC Academy
– Coventry
– Warwick
– Oxford Brookes
– Newman
– Leeds
– Police
– Army
– Navy
– Village Hotel
– Galliford Try
– Buckingham Group
– Tescos
– My Little Stars
– Broad Lane Vets
– Severn Trent
– Nailcote Hall

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.


Work Experience

West Coventry Academy ensures students in Y10 and Y12 undertake work experience. Could you help our students find a placement? Then check out the Work Experience page for this years dates.

Mock Interviews

Every year we organise Mock Interviews for all Year 11 students. These include a whole host of professionals and provide our students with essential, valuable & encouraging feedback.

Previous volunteers have 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
  • And more!

Some feedback 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!’