The Gateway programme offers students the opportunity to explore possible careers through workplace placements.
This usually involves students attending work one day per week for 20 weeks. This needs to be carefully planned to enable students to manage their workload. Some students may be able to arrange their gateway placement in the school holidays
This programme will enable motivated students to get a feel of working in an industry that interests them which, in turn, will help students 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 industry 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 to their industry that they are workplace ready. Students will have an opportunity to achieve a minimum of 10 NZQA credits throughout their time on Gateway.