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Firms line up to offer dream placements

Published Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Sixth-formers from across the county are being offered the opportunity to embark on prestigious placements at some of Cumbria's leading companies.

The Centre for Leadership Performance is running its Dream Placement Scheme for the second year running, offering 16-18 year olds from Cumbria the chance to win highly-contested placements at some of Cumbria's leading companies.

After the roaring success of last year's scheme, 2015 is shaping up to be bigger and better than before, with over 100 of Cumbria's brightest students already signed up to the challenge to see what exciting openings are on offer right on their doorstep.

With 23 of the leading businesses in Cumbria on board with the scheme, sixth-formers can look forward to fantastic opportunities at firms such as Barrow's BAE Systems Maritime, Sellafield Ltd., Allerdale Borough Council, CN Group and the University of Cumbria, to name but a few of the companies that have embarked on the scheme.

The scheme will equip Cumbria's young students the vital experience needed to hit the ground running in the UK's leading companies. Not only does the scheme offer exceptional placements, but it develops the skills and personal qualities needed to get a head start in the work industry. It includes development workshops and activities focusing on confidence building, speed interviewing and goal setting.

Centre for Leadership Performance staff have visited over 30 schools across Cumbria with a number of host companies to highlight what opportunities are available for young people in Cumbria and what this process can do for them.

Dream Placements is a fantastic opportunity for Cumbria's students to develop their skills, learn about the working environment and get a head start in the employment process. The closing date for applications is October 27 2014, so don't miss out get applying for your Dream Placement.

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