We are very proud of our track record for creating
opportunities for Post 16 students. The
Career Academy programme, which aims to provide Year 12 students with
inspirational opportunities to work with leaders from business and industry, is
one such example.
Students apply and are interviewed for a place
on the programme. Successful students are partnered with a mentor from the business world, who
guides and coaches them throughout the two year programme. The mentor can help
students prepare a CV, or participate in a mock interview. They also enable our students to discover how
professionals conduct themselves, and how they have progressed in their
careers. ‘Guru’ lectures are an integral part of the programme, alongside 'behind
the scenes' visits to Coventry and Warwickshire BBC headquarters, DHL and
Coventry Building Society.
The business mentor supports their student in finding a
summer internship within a business context. Often the summer internships
provide a very useful stepping stone to employment, or sponsorship onto Degree
All students who have successfully completed their summer
internships, graduate from the programme in true style, with graduation
ceremonies in London, and locally at St Mary’s Guildhall in Coventry. Friends and family are invited and the Lord Mayor attends. A truly memorable
We would be unable to run such a successful programme without
true partnership and support from several
key businesses, and we are grateful for the continued support offered to us by
Coventry Building Society, DHL, Peugeot,
Coventry LA and Price Waterhouse Cooper, to name but a few.