Are you an Educator?


Whether you are working in primary, secondary or tertiary education there are many ways in which we can help:

  • Do you need help to motivate or upskill your team?
  • Would you like to connect with leaders outside your sector?
  • Do you want to inspire your pupils about the world of work?
  • Are you looking for resources or opportunities for career-related learning?

We can utilise the skills of our team and partners to design a programme tailored to your needs such as workshops for staff on resilience or coaching skills, leadership training for your school or college council.

Existing Programmes

We have a range of established programmes:

  • Bright Stars– an amazing opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to work alongside businesses to develop their own business idea into a fully fledged business raising money for their school and chosen charity.
  • Dream Placement– a leadership development programme for 16-18 year olds who participate in a series of events to help increase their awareness of career options, meet employers and develop their skills and confidence in readiness for the workplace.
  • Bespoke Young People Programmes– We are passionate about supporting students throughout their learning journey. We work with schools and local businesses to create bespoke young people’s programmes which are tailored to the needs of the group. Including Projx and Elements.
  • Volunteering opportunities – From inspiring the next generation to running workshops. We are looking for volunteers to assist with our you people programmes.
  • Short Courses– our range of short courses have been designed to help you respond to the changing landscape of the work place. All courses are currently delivered online and can be tailored and delivered to your team.
  • Leader 2 Leader– Leaders from a range of sectors form a diverse learning cohort to share experiences including time spent shadowing one another to learn more about other industries and gain an insight into other leadership styles and approaches.
  • Primary Business Partnership– Provides a free matchmaking service between local businesses and schools in Allerdale and Copeland. You or your company can help build the future and benefit too.


Bright stars has really lived up to its name. We have developed a school full of Bright Stars who have gained so much knowledge about the world of work and how to run a company. The competition has given our children so many opportunities, beyond what we anticipated. Thank you…read more
Fiona Stobbart, Walton and Lees Hill CE Primary School
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
I am now able to take time out, to reflect and focus. I use action learning in the workplace and it has become a valuable tool knowing that any work issues or problems can be shared and discussed with my colleagues as a result of Leader 2 Leader….read more
Catherine Bird, Sealy
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
I have been involved with Bright Stars since its inception – first as a head teacher and then as chair of the judging panel for the last two years. I have seen the scheme grow and also been able to appreciate the tremendous value it offers to the children involved,…read more
Alex Wilkinson- Cumbria Primary Heads Association
I really enjoyed this week, it has helped me gain skills i thought was impossible to achieve.
Student – March 21