Lifelong leadership learning in Cumbria


Innovative Work Awareness Programme


The Elements programme is brought to you by Sellafield Ltd and delivered in partnership with Sellafield Ltd tier 2 supply chain organisations. Sellafield Ltd work awareness programme is project managed and facilitated by CfLP who will act as coach and mentor to students throughout this week long fun and interactive programme and support students in setting goals and looking at how we ensure young people participating in the programme can develop their skills in leadership, teamwork, communication and problem solving.

The programme has been designed to be inclusive for all students in Year 10 across West Cumbria.

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Elements 2021

The project brief for 2021 asked the students to focus on designing a system for workplaces that: generate renewable electricity; stores the energy for when needed; delivers energy to cars through some form of charge point.

In 2035 petrol powered cars will no longer be sold in the UK, from which point the electric car will become the most common means of personal transport. West Cumbria currently has one of the lowest level of charge-points in the UK.

If you would like to get involved please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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  • Gain a greater awareness of the various engineering disciplines and career and study pathways available
  • Gain awareness and experience of the skills and behaviours needed to succeed in the workplace
  • Gain a greater understanding of the workplace environment
  • Become more aware of the range of organisations working with Sellafield and the breath of opportunities which may exist within them
  • Gain experience of project management, engineering, and business functions through real work scenarios
  • Be able to demonstrate teamwork, creative thinking, problem solving and leadership skills
  • Become more confident communicating with others in a range of job roles and organisations
  • Benefit from the experience of a wide range of employees from multiple organisations
  • Can work on real business challenges and express their ideas in a safe inclusive environment, empowering them to make a difference and feel like their
  • Contributions are valued within the Sellafield Ltd community
  • Gain experience in online platforms and new business practices
  • Benefit from building support networks with other young people taking part in the programme
  • Benefit from being part of the Cumbria Future Leaders Network

If you are a student that would like to get involved please don’t hesitate to contact us.

If you are a company interested in volunteering your time for this project or are interested in running a similar programme as an work experience for your company.  Please contact us.

Case Studies

ProjX Summer – 19th-23rd July 2021

Energy Coast UTC Students took part in an Elements Work Awareness week in March 2021. Find out about how they tackled the brief and read their feedback.


I really enjoyed this week, it has helped me gain skills i thought was impossible to achieve.
Student – March 21
It was very eye-opening into the world of work and the opportunities that are available for me in the future.
Student – March 21
I would definitely recommend the Elements work awareness week to other students; the reason for this is that not only was it fun and unique but it is a brilliant way to start thinking more seriously about our future. If you are a student that lacks in community skills this…read more
Student – March 21
Being allowed the freedom to work on a project and improving my key employability skills.
Student – March 21
I have developed my key skills much more than I expected such as my leadership. I was able to manage my group well which I certainly didn’t expect.
Student – March 21

Lifelong Leadership Learning in Cumbria