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Dream Placement – it’s the final countdown!

February 2017

More than seventy 16-18 year olds from across Cumbria are now in the final stages of preparing for potentially life-changing Dream Placements with Cumbria’s most exciting and forward-looking employers.

They will spend their half term break from February 20th seeing companies and organisations from the inside and learning about leadership from top management teams. The teenagers won through from more than 200 applicants to the final stages of the Dream Placement 2017 competition organised by the Centre for Leadership Performance.

Story Homes is hosting Katie Hague from Maryport and Abbie Taylor from Carlisle.

During the week they will be learning about our business and getting an insight into how we operate by working alongside leaders from different areas. The project for the week is to assess two pieces of land for development. They will spend time with each department to understand more about the department and what their roles and responsibilities are. At the end of the week they will present to their new colleagues outlining which piece of land should be progressed for a Story Homes development explaining their reasoning.

Rebecca Weston, Chair of the Centre for Leadership Performance explained: “Dream Placement is vital because it brings together the collaboration between businesses, the students, the schools and the parents. Importantly it gives the young people choices and informs what they might want to do in the future. It also gives businesses an insight into what young people are looking for in terms of a career and is helpful in terms of recruitment campaigns, be it graduates, apprenticeships or trainee schemes.”

Now in its fourth year, Dream Placement was born out of conversations with business about how to attract and retain talent, how to spotlight what those businesses do, and show young people the breadth of fantastic opportunities for them in the County.

To learn more about Dream Placement 2017 visit

Interested in joining us? At Story Homes we’re always looking for talented individuals to join our dynamic and energetic team. Register your interest by simply uploading your CV and we’ll be in touch if a suitable vacancy arises.