Kelwin

Kelwin, CfLP
113 days ago, Monday March 4, 2019 3:11pm

Chloe Brough and Sophie Ritson at the University of Cumbria...

Above: Chloe Brough and Sophie Ritson (right) with Lois Mansfield, Director of the Ambleside Campus, University of Cumbria (left) and Sylvia Grainger (second left)

Above: Chloe Brough and Sophie Ritson with Lois Mansfield, Director of the Ambleside Campus, University of Cumbria


Kelwin

Kelwin, CfLP
113 days ago, Monday March 4, 2019 3:09pm

Ella Batey and Travis Short at Story Contracting...

Above: Ella Batey and Travis Short with Scott Barrie, Learning and Development Trainer

Above: Ella Batey and Travis Short at Story Contracting


Kelwin

Kelwin, CfLP
114 days ago, Sunday March 3, 2019 6:27am

Teenagers and employers combine for Dream Placement development day

Almost 50 determined teenagers from across Cumbria got together with top employers and leaders from within the county for an exciting Development Day in preparation for their Dream Placements during the February half term week.

Participating companies and organisations at the selection event organised by the Centre for Leadership Performance ranged from major nuclear industry players Sellafield Ltd, Doosan Babcock, Balfour Beatty, Westinghouse and James Fisher Nuclear, to SMEs like Responsive, NHS Health Trusts, Carlisle and Allerdale Councils, GlaxoSmithKline, and transport giant Direct Rail Services.

The day's activities were designed to develop the skills and confidence of the successful Dream Placement candidates, and prepare them for their February half term break week within business discovering what it takes to become a leader.

They included tasking the teenagers and their work hosts to develop initiatives and business ideas for retaining more young talent in Cumbria, which the young people then pitched to a 'Dragon's Den' style panel.

Above: Dominic Jackson (left) from West Lakes Academy and Samuel Ketchen from Millom School taking part in the Development Day business tasks.

Above: Nikki Hutchman from Cockermouth School working as part of the team preparing a business case for retaining more talent in Cumbria. Nikki will be joining Mott Macdonald for her placement week.

Above: Alana Quinn (left) from St Benedicts Catholic High School and Abby Percival (centre) from West Lakes Academy working on one of the business exercises with Oliver Dorgan (right) who works in the constituency office of Copeland MP Trudy Harrison. They will be spending their Dream Placement week with Mrs Harrison's team in the Millom office and in Westminster.


Sam Brown

Sam Brown, Energus
123 days ago, Friday February 22, 2019 10:02am

Shannon's last day with us today! Yesterday, Shannon delivered a brilliant presentation on Better Health at Work. Shannon has been working hard on this project all week and we were all really impressed with her findings and recommendations!


Ella Batey

Ella Batey
124 days ago, Thursday February 21, 2019 4:31pm

Monday - research Story contracting and spent some time in heath, safety, quality and environment (HSQE)
Tuesday - out on site visits and meetings with Reiver Homes to Plumpton and Temple Sowerby
Wednesday - whole day with the purchase ledger team
Thursday - whole day with Reiver Homes (spending an hour with a quantity surveyor, land, marketing, sales, design, engineer)
Friday - planning presentation, giving presentation and receiving career advice and interview advice

Above: In the plant 'carpark' with Scott (training and development leader) and Travis

Above: With site manager Paul on the Plumpton site, on Tuesday


Sam Brown

Sam Brown, Energus
124 days ago, Thursday February 21, 2019 10:11am

It is the penultimate day of the Dream Placement Week and we are so impressed with the hard work that our student Shannon has put into the project we have given her. Excited to see her presentation this afternoon!


shannon nesbitt

shannon nesbitt
126 days ago, Tuesday February 19, 2019 3:32pm

Loving my placement so far with energus amazing experience!


Adrienne Easterbrook

Adrienne Easterbrook, Energus
126 days ago, Tuesday February 19, 2019 3:29pm

Great to have Shannon with us on Dream Placement this week. We're only on day 2 but already Shannon has produced some great work.


Catherine Eve

Catherine Eve, CfLP
126 days ago, Tuesday February 19, 2019 2:51pm

Here's a reminder of where your preparations for Dream Placement Week started, at the Development Day in January youtu.be/v8SF28DyXQU Looking forward to seeing you in action on your placements Dream Placement students....please send videos of your week so far to info@cforlp.org.uk so we can include them on our you tube channel. Remember to get them approved by your host company first!


Catherine Eve

Catherine Eve, CfLP
126 days ago, Tuesday February 19, 2019 2:30pm

Hello Everyone.....We hope that your Dream Placement week got off to a great start. Please use the portal to share comments, updates and photos from your Dream Placements, it would be great to see what people have been up to and the variety of opportunities on offer across the county. We look forward to hearing from you all.

The Dream Placement Team