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Dream Placement Showcase

David Allen were kindly invited to attend the Centre for Leadership Performance (CfLP) Dream Placement Showcase event at Energus (17 March 2014).

The Dream Placement scheme brings together the brightest and boldest young students of Cumbria with some of the most forward-looking and successful businesses in the county.  The most valuable part of the scheme is the week-long placement that each student has with their host company.  It is a chance to experience first hand how the real world of business operates and observe how today’s leaders work and make vital decisions about the future.

Dream Placement is not just work experience, it is an opportunity to give students a taste of what it is like to be a leader and how challenging and exciting work life can be in Cumbria.  Al Mather, managing director of CfLP, is concerned that too many bright people from the county think the best opportunities lie outside of Cumbria.  Al and her team have been successful in bringing together local employers (examples include: Nuclear Management Partners, Sellafield Limited, BEA Systems, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, GSK, Iggesund, Energy Solutions) and schools to show the fantastic career opportunities available.

Speakers, Charles Potter of the National Nuclear Laboratory, Pete Woolaghan of React and Rob Rimmer of Britain’s Energy Coast Campus all shared their career paths and the highs and lows of being a leader.  This was followed by some exceptional presentations by four of the students who took part in Dream Placement.  The overriding theme in all of the presentation was that their experiences had been a life changing which was truly inspiring.

If you would like to find out more about the Centre for Leadership Performance and the Dream Placement programme please click here to see our David Allen West Cumbria Spring newsletter which features CfLP as a guest profile. 

To see a video on the Dream Placement programme click here.

Jane Clingan

Posted: March 19th, 2014

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