Dream Placement 2018 Showcase Event

On Thursday March 22, 2018, Energus hosted the Dream Placement 2018 Showcase event. The successful Dream Placement students got together with their host companies to celebrate their achievements and receive their certificates.

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Read how our Dream Placement 2018 winners did during their 1-week placement...

Over fifty of the brightest 16-18 year olds from across Cumbria have spent a week with top employers within the county on their 2018 Dream Placements.

The students taking part in the Development Day at Energus were chosen from more than 200 applicants and completed a tough selection process to win their unique opportunities to see companies and organisations from the inside and learn about leadership from top management teams.

Balfour Beatty

That's @balfourbeatty #DreamPlacement students finished for today, we've covered #CivilEngineering #ElectricalEngineering & #ProjectControls with golden threads of #HealthandSafety & QuestioningCulture. Thanks to @BEPDTuk for hosting them @CentreforLP

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#dreamplacement students Cloe & Ethan going walkabout on site with Craig Fisher earlier in the week @CentreforLP

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Iain Wilson @balfourbeatty #NuclearDirector presents @chlo_lou9 @ethbick6 with @IndustrialCadet certificates following #dreamplacement great week & we're looking forward to keeping in touch!

 
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Bendalls Engineering

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On Monday Dream Placement student Olivia alongside the Bendalls Team visited the LLWR site where Bendalls supplies Type B Novapaks.

 
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Carlisle City Council

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Our #dreamplacement student Daniel has been helping our Green Spaces team do an audit of #Carlisle's Bitts Park and a survey of visitors. He's doing a great job!

 
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Collaborate Telemarketing

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This week we hosted our second #dreamplacement student, Rachel, through the @CentreforLP. What a wonderful scheme!

 
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CN Group

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Victoria Hewat and Sophie Simpson at CN Group

Victoria Hewat, of Nelson Thomlinson School in Wigton and Sophie Simpson, of Trinity School in Carlisle, spent the week with CN Group.

Victoria spent her placement with the audience team and Sophie spent her placement with the editorial team. They were asked to investigate how to engage 18 to 24-year-olds.

Victoria said: "It's been absolutely fantastic. I really appreciated the time that each department gave to me to explain what they did and how they contributed to the work of CN.

"The project I was given enabled me to work my way through the week with an end focus, and to look at the company in light of this statement.

"I really felt as if I was contributing to the company for the week which was nice."

Kerry Sessford co-ordinated the Dream Placement. She said: "They compiled a presentation and we invited the people who had been involved at CN to be in the audience. The feedback was excellent and the girls should be very proud of themselves.

"They presented a professional, informative and very well thought out presentation."

 
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Cyclife EDF

See Esme Holliday's and Katherine Armstrong's PowerPoint presentation here...

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Direct Rail Services

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Our Dream Placements students, Beth and Noah spending some time at our Kingmoor depot before heading off on train ride!

 
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Doosan Babcock

Doosan Babcock

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Jessica Francis and Chloe Mason at Doosan Babcock

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GSK

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Sad to be saying goodbye to Rebecca and Alex today. We hope your week with us has given you some good insights into the brilliant careers available in our business.

 
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James Fisher Nuclear

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Abi Pickering and Connor Nuttall starting their Dream Placement at our Egremont site, organised by @CentreforLP. Nuclear engineering design brief underway.

 
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Mott Macdonald

Mott Macdonald

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Eleanor Ball and Olivia McGlennon at Mott Macdonald

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Cumbria Partnership NHS

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This week is #dreamplacement we started off today with meeting some of the directors @CPFTNHS and @NorthCumbriaNHS

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2nd day of @CentreforLP #dreamplacement is done, today the students met some more #leadership roles including @clarepa32806518 and participated in leadership meetings

 
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North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS

Just listened to all of the #dreamplacement students' presentations about their time with the #NHSinCumbria Amazing! Time in theatre, gp surgeries, wards, board meetings, meeting staff from all levels

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10 local students have experienced their dream placements this week behind the scenes of the NHS to prepare them for careers in healthcare with @CPFTNHS @NorthCumbriaNHS and @UHMBT Read more here...

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS

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Rachael Plews at North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS

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Bay Health & Care Partners

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Our #dreamplacement students learnt all about empathy this morning!

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Thank you so much to the Occupational Therapy and Nutrition & Dietetics teams @UHMBT for being so welcoming and inspiring to Callum on his #dreamplacement! He has had a brilliant afternoon learning about the amazing work you do!

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Our #dreamplacement students are spending the morning with the @UHMBT inclusion and diversity team, finding out about the importance of values and culture for effective leadership.

Celebrating the end of our #dreamplacement as a big collaborative NHS group at Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle! Such great work with @NorthCumbriaNHS @CPFTNHS @UHMBT

 
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NDA

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Our #dreamplacement students have heard Mike Starkie @CopelandMayor talk #vision and #direction in #leadership

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The final day of #dreamplacement and Ben and Katie talk via video link to Robbie Huston of @NDAgovuk #communications dept. about #stakeholders and #buildingrelationships

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Ben and Katie can't resist a #selfie with Ian Lowles of @NDAgovuk who talked to them about bridging #leadership between our #nuclear sites.

Katie's highlight during this week's #dreamplacement "A quote that will stay with me forever... 'Leave friends behind everywhere you go'" from Mark Armitage

 
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NuGen

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An interactive afternoon with the Dream Placement students — team building, leadership and inspirational speakers including Mike Starkie, Mayor of Copeland.

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We in the NuGen team have welcomed Katie through Dream Placements to our offices. We are looking forward to a host of activities with Katie in Cumbria and Manchester over the next week.

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The focus of Katie's #dreamplacement week has been Project Management, and she has had the chance to interview a number of professionals who have shared their experience overseeing projects across various industries. Here she is with @MikeStarkie, Mayor of @copelandbc.

 
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Sealy

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Our #dreamplacement students have been working hard during their week with us ... Despite how it may look.

Sealy

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Emily McCourt and Chloe Glaister at Sealy

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Sellafield Ltd

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Our #DreamPlacement students, Leo and Leanna, are taking over the @SelLtdCommunity Twitter this week! Drop any questions you have for them below.

A very valuable experience — we've had a really interesting first day and have learned lots of new things already. Excited for the rest of the week!

Our placement is coming to an end, and what a week it's been! We've met many interesting people, learned lots of new things and had many valuable experiences, including managing this twitter page! Thanks for all your responses and interactions to our tweets — Leo and Leanna

Dream Placement has been a fantastic experience for us both, but what we have enjoyed most is gaining an insight into the internal and external communications of Sellafield Ltd and networking with interesting people who had valuable experiences to share.

See Leanna Thomson's PowerPoint presentation here...

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Story Contracting

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We're pleased to be joined by Bruckman and Holli this week for #DreamPlacement! The guys will spend their time between our head office and on site to gain experience from their mentors throughout the business.

Story Contracting

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Bruckman Eliott at Story Contracting

Story Contracting

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Holli Coulthard at Story Contracting

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Story Homes

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It's day 5 and the final day of Dream Placement for our two students, Daniel and Amelia. The pair are finalising their presentations before sharing with our department leads. We wonder which piece of land they'll propose for a new housing development?

 
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Westlakes Engineering

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Our #DreamPlacement student Sam on his way to a progress meeting with Andrew, one of our Project Managers

 
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Wood PLC

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Wood's Mark Ritchie with Alex Messenger and Joseph Moore

To support the Dream Placement scheme, Wood hosted Alex Messenger and Joseph Moore, sixth form students from St Benedict's High School in Whitehaven. Both Alex and Joseph had a very busy week getting experiences from the engineering and project management capability at Westlakes, as well as a two-day visit to Birchwood in Cheshire where they interviewed two directors (Richard Howells and Lesley Gray), and had an extensive tour of workshops, materials laboratories and remotely operated vehicle (ROV) capabilities. The week finished with them giving a very comprehensive presentation on the topic "What makes a good leader?" to senior members of our Westlakes team.

Read more from Joseph Moore's website...
 

 
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Dream Placement 2018 Selection Event

Dream Placement 2018

 

The selection day for Dream Placement 2018 was held on December 7th at Energus, with almost 100 young people competing for around 50 placements with Cumbria's most forward-thinking companies and organisations. The programme is created and organised by the Centre for Leadership Performance to give 16-18-year-olds an insight into leadership and career opportunities within the county.


 
Organisations Who Offered Dream Placements in 2018

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Dream Placement is also kindly supported by:

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Want Your Organisation Involved in Next Year's Dream Placement?

Register Organisation For the host companies taking part in the Dream Placement scheme, this is a chance to connect with the young people of the county and show them how exciting and challenging working life can be. The Centre for Leadership Performance can help match you with the right student and also assist with the structure of the placement week. The most important thing is that the placement should give the student a taste of what it is like being a leader in your company.

View or download the brochure

View or download the Dream Placement brochure...