Dream Placement applications are now closed for 2020, but watch this space for news of 2021 competition!

Dream Placement is a unique Cumbrian initiative that brings together bright, motivated young students aged 16-18 with some of the most forward-looking and successful businesses in the county. It is a leadership development programme that for some young people will result in a week's Dream Placement in industry.

The Dream Placement scheme has been co-created with businesses across Cumbria who want to connect with their future workforce and showcase the breadth of opportunities within their organisations. The scheme gives all young people who apply development opportunities and a chance to come together with employers for meaningful dialogue and engagement at each stage of this 6 month programme.

It gives young people a vision of what they can aspire to in leadership roles across the county and helps them make informed choices about their future careers. For host companies the scheme provides fantastic opportunities to connect with their future workforce and bright young talent and showcase the breadth of opportunities on offer. Around 200 sixth formers applied for 50 Dream Placements in 2019. The more employers who engage with the scheme, the more young people we can place to gain experience of industry and leadership.