Lifelong leadership learning in Cumbria

Become a host company

The Dream Placement scheme has been co-created by CforLP with businesses across Cumbria who want to connect with their future workforce and showcase the breadth of opportunities within their organisations. The scheme gives all young people who apply development opportunities and a chance to come together with employers for safe meaningful dialogue and engagement at each stage of this 6 month programme.

CforLP can help match you with the right student and also assist with the structure of the placement week. The most important thing is that the placement should give the student a taste of what it is like being a leader in your company.

  • View the brochure to learn more here
  • View Dream Placement Key Dates here
  • We tasked young people to share their ideas on todays organisational challenges. View their insights

Come to the Showcase Event on the 14 of March and hear firsthand this year’s experiences. Contact


A wide range of companies have been involved with Dream Placement over the years. Take a look at who was involved in Dream Placement 2024 below.


“Dream Placements is a fantastic initiative. We are committed to social value, fairness, and our people, both internally within MissionCX and across the wider community– we pledge 1% of our staffs’ time each year, to support charitable community initiatives like Dream Placements, and it is an honour to be involved….read more
Joanne Slater | Operations Director, MissionCX
“Another amazing Dream Placement with Costain Group PLC and the Centre for Leadership Performance. Activities like this strike into the heart of what social impact in Cumbria can deliver.”
John Edwards | Discipline Lead, Costain Group PLC
“Eboni had great ideas, and the project work that she completed about engaging with young people more about the levelling up funding that is coming to the area, was very insightful. Her ideas were fantastic and I will be looking to implement them this year. It was amazing to be…read more
Simon Fell | Conservative MP for Barrow and Furness
“James Fisher Nuclear have been signed up to Dream Placement for the several years now and it has proved again to be an invaluable route to engage with our future leaders. Dream Placement enables us to engage in an exciting programme in which young and ambitious teenagers get a taste…read more
James Fisher Nuclear

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Lifelong Leadership Learning in Cumbria