Are you a young person?

OVERVIEW

The Centre for Leadership Performance is here to help at all stages of your journey. We can help you to:

  • Gain work experience
  • Develop skills that will be useful in the workplace
  • Understand how your skills and strengths fit with today’s opportunities
  • Get involved in volunteer opportunities
  • Build a network with other young people
  • Reconnect as a returning graduate
  • Get involved in mentoring and coaching schemes
  • Connect with local employers and understand the array of industries beyond nuclear

Existing Programmes

You can take part in one of established programmes:

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I had done work placements before but nothing like this. I was already thinking about civil engineering as a career – but I had no idea of those skills being used in the rail sector, so working with the Story team was a real eye-opener. The Dream Placement application and…read more
Eddie McCurrie – Energy Coast UTC – Dream Placement with Story Contracting – Rail
I joined the programme in order to expand my skills in teamwork. Beforehand I always struggled with working with others due to my shy nature. But I believed this programme has helped me in order to improve my teamwork abilities, even over video call. The week involved many presentation with…read more
Madelyn- Student
I went into Dream Placement looking for leadership opportunities and an insight into working in politics. I found both during my week in the office of Copeland MP Trudy Harrison and her constituency team. I was surprised at the office environment – so friendly but so hard working on behalf…read more
Cara Mattocks – Year 11 at Windermere School – Dream Placement with Copeland MP Trudy Harrison
First off, it was amazing that experience was even available in terms of the lockdown, it was also a great opportunity to meet new people outside of your own school and work with new people who you may not necessarily choose to work with previously as you may not know…read more
Eloise- Student
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I had done work placements before but nothing like this. I was already thinking about civil engineering as a career – but I had no idea of those skills being used in the rail sector, so working with the Story team was a real eye-opener.

The Dream Placement application and selection process was surprisingly tough but we got good feedback along the way that will help improve my skills going forward.

Story Contracting has a really good graduate scheme so that will be something I will be looking at in the future and they have offered me the chance to do some more work experience over the summer. I will definitely stay in contact with them.

Eddie McCurrie – Energy Coast UTC – Dream Placement with Story Contracting – Rail
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I joined the programme in order to expand my skills in teamwork. Beforehand I always struggled with working with others due to my shy nature. But I believed this programme has helped me in order to improve my teamwork abilities, even over video call. The week involved many presentation with lots of information, and helped me learn about the different jobs that go into designing a building. If a friend was interested in construction and/or engineering, I would reccommend the course since it was a lot of fun and a great way to learn different skills and jobs.

Madelyn- Student
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I went into Dream Placement looking for leadership opportunities and an insight into working in politics. I found both during my week in the office of Copeland MP Trudy Harrison and her constituency team. I was surprised at the office environment – so friendly but so hard working on behalf of the constituents. I accompanied Trudy on a visit to Furness General Hospital where I also met newly-elected Barrow-in-Furness MP Simon Fell.

I really enjoyed the atmosphere and felt very much like one of the team. I’d never had an experience like this before – I had done straightforward work experience but my Dream Placement was quite different.

Cara Mattocks – Year 11 at Windermere School – Dream Placement with Copeland MP Trudy Harrison
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First off, it was amazing that experience was even available in terms of the lockdown, it was also a great opportunity to meet new people outside of your own school and work with new people who you may not necessarily choose to work with previously as you may not know them well. The project is also quite independent as well so students aren’t completely controlled by guidelines that teachers have set and so they must cover them. I would recommend the ProjX work awareness programme to other students as it opens your eyes to all the different jobs that are required for one project to work and how varied those jobs are. Also, working on the project in teams offers a different experience to what you might do in school as you only focused on one thing and you can develop many skills by working in a team for two weeks, such as knowing when to step up when others can’t.

Eloise- Student