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‘Dream Placement’ offer within Story Homes business

October 2014

Story Homes has joined with 23 other top employers in Cumbria to give the county’s brightest and best young people ‘Dream Placement’ opportunities. The lucky individual will get to spend a week within the Story Homes business as part of the Dream Placement 2015 scheme organised by the Centre for Leadership Performance.

The Centre launched Dream Placement last year.  It brings together some of the most forward–looking and successful businesses in the county with young people aged between 16 and 18 to give them a unique insight into the world of work. Successful applicants will spend a week with their host companies during February 2015 to see first-hand how leaders function.

The hosts for Dream Placement 2015 also include: Allerdale Borough Council, AMEC, BAE Systems Marine, CN Media Group, Cumbria Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, Costain, Direct Rail Services, Dooson Babcock, Energy Solutions. Gen 2, GSK GlaxoSmithKline,  Iggesund,  Jacobs, Mott MacDonald, National Nuclear Laboratory, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Nuclear Management Partners, NSG Ltd, REACT Engineering, Sellafield Ltd, Thomas Graham, and the University of Cumbria.

Information has gone to more than 30 schools and colleges across Cumbria and students aged between 16 and 18 must submit their application on line by October 27 at, explaining in just 100 words what seizing this opportunity will mean to them, and making the case for why they should be selected.

They may then gain the opportunity to shine in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style day of leadership exercises and interviews on December 8 designed to identify the best candidates.  It will put the teenagers face-to-face with top senior managers from the organisations involved.

The CfLP is part-funded by Nuclear Management Partners (NMP).  Dream Placement is part of CfLP’s broader programme of promoting leadership throughout the county and strengthening the regional supply chain – in particular, investing in future leaders and making students more aware of the fantastic opportunities for them in Cumbria.  Participating companies and the Cumbria Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development are making contributions to help fund the Dream Placement programme this year.

CfLP Managing Director Al Mather explains: “There’s a real buzz around the competition and young people considering entering can see in the videos and comments from our previous placements and hosts just what an exciting opportunity this is.”

Anyone aged between 16 and 18 wishing to take part in the scheme should visit: