The Gateway programme offers students the opportunity to explore possible careers through work placements.
This usually involves students attending work one day per week for 10 weeks. Careful planning is required to enable students to manage their workload. Some students may be able to arrange their Gateway placement in the school holidays
The programme will enable motivated students to get a feel of working in an industry or profession that interests them which, in turn, will help them to make more informed career choices. Students will not be paid during placement as the focus of a placement is to allow them to gain valuable learning experience and knowledge about how their chosen career works. The Gateway student is expected to show commitment to the programme, meeting the responsibilities and expectations that have been entrusted with them as an ambassador of our school. They must also meet the expectations of the employer. Before Gateway students are able to go into their work placement, they must prove that they are workplace ready. Students are also required to complete a minimum of 20 NZQA credits during the time they are completing the Gateway programme.
For further information please contact Mrs Gillian Maxwell