Information for Parents and Carers

Northgate has a dedicated Work Experience Administrator who will help your son/daughter with application forms, interviews, placement suggestions and any questions you or they may have. The Work Experience Administrator will also support your child through the work experience process and make the necessary checks to ensure the selected placement is suitable.

You must give permission for your son/daughter to take part in the work experience program by signing the Parent/Carer Consent Form and returning it to the school. Students will not be able to apply for placements without it. It is also important that we have their most up to date medical and emergency contact details, as this form may be shared with an employer if it is relevant to their health, safety and well-being in the workplace.

Students are expected to find and arrange their own placements to cover the full work experience duration. The Work Experience Guide and support from assemblies, lessons, parent/carers and the Work Experience Administrator will help students to achieve this.

If a student is genuinely unable to secure their own work experience they will be able to access to the “Job Board” which goes live in February and apply for placements that the school has secured.

Placements will not be confirmed with students where there is not a signed Parent/Carer Consent Form, Employer Placement Form or valid insurances in place.

We are always looking for new placements for our students and if any parents or carers can offer a placement, or would like to know more about what is involved in providing a work experience placement, then please contact the Work Experience Administrator.

If you have any further questions regarding work experience or need any help then please contact the Work Experience Administrator via email


Work Experience Parent and Carer Consent Form

Before You Start Work Experience

Work Experience Guide 2020