Information for Students

You are responsible for finding and arranging your own placement to cover the full work experience duration. You will decide where you would like to go and what you would like to achieve in your time there.

The links below, along with support from assemblies, lessons and parents/carers will help you to contact employers by letter, telephone or in person and secure a work experience placement.

You must have permission to take part in the work experience programme by asking your parent/carer to sign and return the Parent/Carer Consent Form by Friday 10th February 2023. You will not be able to apply for placements without it.

Once you have found a placement, your employer will need complete an Employer Placement Form confirming who they are, where you will be working, who you will be reporting to, what you will be doing and when you will be doing it. This needs to be returned to school by Friday 31st March 2023 so the necessary checks can take place. Your placement will not be confirmed until these checks have been completed.

Northgate has a dedicated Careers Department that will help you with application forms, interviews, placement suggestions and any questions you may have. The Careers Department will also support you through the process and make the necessary checks to ensure the placement is suitable.

The Careers team can be found in the Careers Suite, opposite the Library. Queries, questions or appointment requests may be emailed to workexperience@northgate.suffolk.sch.uk or alternatively telephone 01473 210123. 

If you are unable to find a placement you will be able to access the school 'Work Experience Job Board', which goes live from March 2023, and apply for placements that the school has secured. You will be able to apply for these placements by submitting a CV with a cover letter explaining why you are applying for the placement.

Resources:

Before You Start Work Experience

Work Experience Guide 2023

Health and Safety Guidance

Parent/Carer Consent Form

Employer Placement Form