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Cumbrian Students Have Dream Placement at NHS Trust

Cumbria Partnership NHS
Amy Scott and Agrima Rohatgi from Keswick school and Holly Evans from Whitehaven Academy

A dream has come true for three Cumbria Students who are currently having their 'Dream Placement' at Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Being part of the Dream Placement programme means that Amy Scott and Agrima Rohatgi, from Keswick school, and Holly Evans, from Whitehaven Academy are able to spend time with every level of the Trust's management, from the CEO to team leaders, as well as speaking to ward and community staff. This is something that your normal work experience isn't usually able to offer.

CEO Claire Molloy said: "The Dream Placement programme is a really inspiring idea; not only does it give students a real 'Access All Areas' insight into organisations, it allows organisations to hear first hand from young people about what they think. Often we get caught up in the running of our own organisations and having a window into your world opened can make you look and reflect on how you are doing things."

17 year old Holly and 16 year old Agrima are both looking at going into medicine and have been surprised at how many different disciplines are available for them. 18 year old Amy wants to go into HR and on the first day learned how complicated the NHS is!

Each day they have been keeping a video blog. Watch them here on YouTube:
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5

Maggie Johnson, medical education and development manager, has been buddying them to make sure they are getting the most out of their time at the Trust. She explained: "Being involved with the coordination of the CPFT dream (leadership) placement programme for Agrima, Amy and Holly has been inspiring for me personally. Hearing first-hand about what they have seen, experienced and learnt about the people, services and Trust from a leadership and their own perspective has made me proud of my colleagues who have really engaged and been enthusiastic to support the girls during their time with us."

At the end of the week the three teenagers will present their feedback of their time here including what they have learned and how they feel the Trust can better connect with young people.

The three girls applied to the Dream Placement through the Centre for Leadership Performance.

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Cumbria Partnership NHS, February 18, 2016

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