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Dream Placement led to life-changing opportunity
for Abigail at Cyclife

Abigail Caldow Dream Placement helped Abigail Caldow on to the career ladder

Dream Placement gives Cumbrian teenagers aged 16 to 18 the chance to win a week-long placement with one of the county's most forward-looking businesses or organisations to learn about leadership and career opportunities. The scheme is organised by the Centre for Leadership Performance, a not for profit organisation based in Cockermouth which partners with organisations across all sectors to develop Cumbria's leaders for today and tomorrow. Around 1000 teenagers have benefited from placements, selection days and development workshops. In this article, we hear from a student and host about what Dream Placement means to them.

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ITV

Dream Placement Scheme Offers Students a Chance to Experience Working with NHS

Molly, Georgia, Alexandra and Will
Four students from Cumbria were chosen for this year's Dream Placement
Photo: Better Care Together

Four students from Cumbria were chosen to take up week-long placements within the NHS across Morecambe Bay.

It is part of an initiative called 'Dream Placement' by the Better Care Together Careers and Engagement hub.

The chosen students get to learn about leadership from within various companies.

This year, chosen out of more than 200 applicants were Molly from Milnthorpe, Georgia from Ulverston, Alexandra from Carlisle and Will from Cockermouth.

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Cumbria Crack

Young people join Bay Health and Care Partners for #Dreamplacement

Molly, Georgia, Alexandra and Will

Four young people spent last week learning about health care across Morecambe Bay.

Better Care Together is one of a number of organisations offering dream placements to 16-18 year olds across Cumbria enabling young people to spend time learning about leadership and career opportunities.

In support of the 'Dream Placement' initiative the Better Care Together Careers and Engagement hub gave four students — Molly from Milnthorpe; Georgia from Ulverston; Alexandra from Carlisle and Will from Cockermouth — an opportunity to work within the NHS across the Morecambe Bay area during the half term week in February 2017.

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North-West Evening Mail

North West Evening Mail, February 7, 2017

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North-West Evening Mail

Dream Placement Leads to Further Opportunities

Georgia Howard (left) and Olivia Pearce (right)
Georgia Howard of Ulverston Victoria High School Sixth Form (left) with fellow NSG placement Olivia Pearce from West Lakes Academy at the stand they created at the Dream Placement celebration event to outline the activity they undertook at NSG

ONE student's Dream Placement has led to further opportunities with a Cumbrian company.

Georgia Howard, of Ulverston Victoria High School Sixth Form, was a successful Dream Placement applicant and she secured her placement with NSG Environmental Ltd.

Dream Placement enables 16 to 18-year olds across Cumbria to compete for the unique opportunity to spend time learning about leadership and career opportunities with the county's top businesses and organisations. The Centre for Leadership Performance which runs the programme which has opened up applications for the scheme in 2017.

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