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Dream Placement connects youngsters with companies

Story Group is among dozens of firms and organisations across Cumbria offering teenagers a potentially life-changing opportunity.

Dream Placement sees youngsters work at companies for a week to learn about leadership and career opportunities.

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Story businesses connect with young talent through Dream Placement 2019

Story at Dream Placement event

Sister companies Story Homes and Story Contracting are offering teenagers a potentially life-changing opportunity to learn first-hand about leadership and career opportunities through Dream Placement 2019.

The wider Story family recognises and values its ability to contribute to the development of opportunities within the region and, as such, the two Carlisle-headquartered businesses will each host week-long placements for two local students during this February's half term.

Gabriel Hodgkins-Webb and Eve Howland (both from Cockermouth School) will join Story Homes for the placement, and Ella Batey (The Nelson Thomlinson School) and Travis Short (St Benedict's School) will join Story Contracting.

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Cumbria Careers Hub launch kicks off transformation of careers education for young people

Speakers at the Cumbria Careers Hub launch
Speakers at the Cumbria Careers Hub launch

The transformation of careers education for young people across Cumbria has begun with the launch of a New Careers Hub — one of only 20 to be piloted across England.

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) launched the Cumbria Careers Hub at an event attended by more than 100 education and business leaders from across the county on Tuesday.

The Cumbria Careers Hub is a group of 40 local schools and colleges working together with universities, training providers, employers and career professionals to improve careers education in the county.

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Businesses team up with schools to find the next generation of Bright Stars

Bridekirk Dovenby School

Bridekirk Dovenby School. The school won Best Business Idea in the Bright Stars competition. Sarah Glass from The Centre for Leadership Performance, business mentor Richard Askew from Armstrong Watson and Katie Jones from Cash for Kids with the Primary 4

Businesses across Cumbria are going back to the classroom to support tiny tycoons to turn huge profits that will boost school and charity funds.

Bright Stars 2019 challenges primary school pupils to take their £50 stake and set up their own businesses.

More than 20 schools have been paired with local businesses to develop money-spinning ideas over the next eight weeks through investment and creativity.

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Students to compete for the opportunity to be chosen for Dream Placement 2019

Dream Placement Selection Day

Students will come face to face with employers to compete for the opportunity to be chosen for Dream Placement 2019.

TEENAGERS will come face to face with employers to compete for the opportunity to be chosen for Dream Placement 2019.

Around 100 students aged between 16 and 18 will be taking part in the challenge organised by the Centre for Leadership Performance on Thursday at Energus, Lillyhall. They will have to persuade top employers to give them a chance to spend a week learning about leadership and career opportunities within the county's most forward-looking companies and organisations.

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