Students leaving WMG Academy go on to apprenticeships, university or work. Read some of our success stories here.
Chloe left WMG Academy Coventry in 2020 after studying BTEC Engineering and A-level Product Design.
Despite the onset of the global Coronavirus pandemic, Chloe received five different apprenticeship and university offers so the choice was hers! She is now earning and learning, after starting a Degree Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering with Atkins.
She is studying for her degree with the University of Warwick while earning a salary, working for design, engineering and project management consultancy Atkins. The company is also paying her university tuition fees.
Chloe said: “Going to WMG Academy means you get to find out about opportunities. You get to learn about CVs, assessment centres and apprenticeships, and there is a lot of support available.”
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He said: “WMG Academy has given me the opportunity to get more out of life. Before joining WMG Academy I was a school boy. After WMG Academy I was a professional, ready for the workplace. I’m 18 and I already have a Help To Buy ISA. I’m set up for life, not just work.”
Cameron left WMG Academy at the age of 17 to start an apprenticeship with Aston Martin. He’s earning money, studying and working for a top company.
Katherine beat 8,000 applicants to be awarded a place on the prestigious Jaguar Land Rover Degree Apprenticeship Scheme.
Katherine now earns a salary, has her tuition fees paid by the company and is able to combine work and study.
Katherine said: “WMG Academy gave me the confidence to be able to push myself. It’s different from other schools and sixth forms because you gain so much experience of the outside world.
“The industry work experience placements allowed me get better grades and improve my CV.
“Katherine’s mum said: “Because of the atmosphere at WMG Academy Katherine has grown into a confident young woman. The students are treated like adults and Katherine responded very well to that from day one. She felt the world of work was at her finger tips.”
Joel Ambrose Brown
Joel is currently studying Product Design at Brunel University, and believes WMG Academy gave him the edge when securing his place.
He said: “Because of WMG Academy I have a better work ethic and more independence. The teachers are very welcoming and very helpful. They help you take your first step and then you learn how to deal with businesses yourself.”
Joel’s mum said: “I am delighted we took the big risk of leaving his old school as Joel was very happy at WMG and he’s now very happy in life. He was exposed to industry standard practice and that’s down to coming to WMG Academy.”
Miranda is a civil engineering student at Coventry University and feels her time at WMG Academy equipped her with skills difficult to find at other schools and colleges.
She said: “The staff put trust in you and don’t treat you like a child. When you’re given responsibility you excel and want to do more with your life.
“Before WMG Academy I thought it would be hard to be a woman in engineering, but now it doesn’t make any difference. If you are good at something and enjoy it you shouldn’t let anyone or anything stop you.”
Miranda hopes to work as a civil engineer in Iceland after finishing her degree.
Joe left WMG Academy with A grades in maths, physics and chemistry A-Levels, and a Distinction* in Engineering.
Joe is now studying computer science at York University and is putting skills learnt at WMG Academy to good use.
He said: “I like how they teach at WMG Academy. There’s an integrity of relationships that you don’t get anywhere else.
“It’s quite hard work but it was worth it for me. I made good friends and I was very happy there.”
Alex is now studying Physics at our partner university, The University of Warwick.
Alex left WMG Academy with A grade A-Levels in maths, further maths and physics, and he puts his success down to hard work and also support from academy staff.
He said: “The staff take more of an interest in you. It’s not like they are doing a job – they genuinely care. I had great teachers the whole time and I received continuous support and careers advice.”