Students take part in Dream Placement

We are very proud to have had a group of students from our Sixth Form take part in the Dream Placement Scheme again this year.

Dream Placement is a unique Cumbrian initiative, project managed by the Centre for Leadership Performance (CfLP), that brings together bright, motivated young students aged 16-18 with some of the most forward-looking and successful businesses in the county.

Although COVID-19 meant our students couldn’t physically go into the businesses this year, they still got some great experience.

Students who took part this time were:

Aliscia Wood – Jacobs
Amelia Dawson – Sellafield
Hannah Stephen – Trudy Harrison (MP)
Kai Savage – Sellafield
Lucy Hewitt – Mott MacDonald
Maya Ross – Responsive
Thomas McAvoy – Story Contracting

Mrs Kar, Head of Sixth Form at St Benedict’s said:

“Dream Placement is an excellent scheme which allows young people to immerse themselves into the world of work. We are delighted that so many of our students were successful in gaining a placement and the feedback we have had from them has been fantastic. They have learned skills for life and will find their week with these major employers so worthwhile. Well done to our awesome Sixth Formers!”

Hannah Stephen who worked at Trudy Harrison’s office said:

“Throughout my placement in Trudy Harrison’s office, I interacted with the team and learned about many aspects of working in a Member of Parliament’s office, including responding to constituents’ questions and concerns, producing briefing material and gaining an insight into politics and local government. I also carried out a research project concerning crime in Copeland, which I presented to the team.”

Amelia Dawson who was at Sellefield commented:

“On my placement I attended meetings, came up with ideas for the future of Sellafield and learned about different pathways into the company through the graduates, apprentices and the people that work there. There were multiple times that I was given a task and had to complete and present to those in the company, this meant that I could see what it was like to work there and show a positive attitude towards Sellafield’s future. The placement gave me the ability to talk to some of the previous and current graduates and find out what they did to get where they are now, while also helping to develop my presenting skills by showing me to be concise and thorough.”  

Well done to all involved!

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