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Students and the Dream Placement Scheme

For students, the Dream Placement Scheme gives an insight into the world of work with a leading Cumbrian employer. But this is not just a simple work-experience scheme — as a student, you will get a unique opportunity to see how the senior teams and leaders of industry go about dealing with the challenges they face.

As an ambitious young person, this is a glimpse of how your working life could be in 10 years' time. Could you help lead a local business in the future? Or would you like to run your own company? Well, this is your chance to get a taste of what it would be like!

Benefits to Students

  • Exclusive to Cumbria
  • Not just a simple work experience scheme
  • Most valuable part of programme is the week-long placement
  • The chance to see how the real world of business operates
  • A unique opportunity to see how senior teams and leaders go about dealing with the challenges they face
  • Gives an often life-changing glimpse of careers that could be yours
  • The chance to develop your leadership skills and build your confidence
  • Dream Placements can also lead to longer placements and employment opportunities
  • Helps you reaffirm what you want to study and, more importantly, what you don't
  • Talking about Dream Placement during interviews can help secure a job or place at university
  • For every applicant: Even those who are not selected for a Dream Placement can benefit by receiving leadership development opportunities and support

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Dream Placement for Students

Dream Placement for Students

A short video on the benefits of Dream Placement for students.

Watch the video here...

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Dream Placement for Students
A short video on the benefits of Dream Placement for students.

Ella Batey

Ella Batey

Ella Batey from Nelson Thomlinson School in Wigton gained the opportunity to spend her February half term break learning about the workplace and leadership with Story Contracting.

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Ella Batey
Ella Batey from Nelson Thomlinson School in Wigton gained the opportunity to spend her February half term break learning about the workplace and leadership with Story Contracting.

Emylia Sloan

Emylia Sloan

Emylia Sloan from St Benedict's Catholic High School in Whitehaven gained the opportunity to spend her February half term break learning about the workplace and leadership with Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

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Emylia Sloan
Emylia Sloan from St Benedict's Catholic High School in Whitehaven gained the opportunity to spend her February half term break learning about the workplace and leadership with Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Nikki Hutchman

Nikki Hutchman

Nikki Hutchman from Cockermouth School gained the opportunity to spend her February half term break learning about leadership and the workplace with Mott MacDonald.

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Nikki Hutchman
Nikki Hutchman from Cockermouth School gained the opportunity to spend her February half term break learning about leadership and the workplace with Mott MacDonald.

Thomas Bragg

Thomas Bragg

Thomas Bragg from West Lakes Academy in Egremont gained the opportunity to spend his February half term break learning about leadership and the workplace with James Fisher Nuclear.

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Thomas Bragg
Thomas Bragg from West Lakes Academy in Egremont gained the opportunity to spend his February half term break learning about leadership and the workplace with James Fisher Nuclear.

Sophie Ritson

Sophie Ritson

Sophie Ritson from Cockermouth School gained the opportunity to spend her February half term break learning about leadership and the workplace with the University of Cumbria.

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Sophie Ritson
Sophie Ritson from Cockermouth School gained the opportunity to spend her February half term break learning about leadership and the workplace with the University of Cumbria.

Cyclife interview with DP alumni Katherine Armstrong

Katherine Armstrong

Katherine Armstrong was at Millom School when she took part in Dream Placement. She became an ambassador which led to her dream job at Cyclife Group EDF

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Katherine Armstrong
Katherine Armstrong was at Millom School when she took part in Dream Placement. She became an ambassador which led to her dream job at Cyclife Group EDF

Hannah Thurogood

Hannah Thurogood

Hannah Thurogood joined Balfour Beatty as a Project Controls Apprentice after completing Dream Placement

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Hannah Thurogood
Hannah Thurogood joined Balfour Beatty as a Project Controls Apprentice after completing Dream Placement

Organisations Offering Dream Placements in 2020

Organisations Offering Dream Placements in 2020

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