Kendal College – Dream Placement with Story Contracting – Construction
“My parents both work at GSK in Ulverston so that is how I learned about Dream Placement. I was the only student from Kendal College. Unlike the other students – I knew absolutely no-one at the Selection Day but that forced me to step up and introduce myself to lots of people during the event, which was a great experience.
“Dream Placement was a real eye-opener in terms of the opportunities available in Cumbria – I had not heard of most of the companies at the Selection Day. The whole selection process was very well organised but also quite tough – it really felt like you were going for a job, and it was good to get the feedback as I progressed. As part of the placement I had to do a presentation to a room full of people which was quite an intense environment but I really enjoyed it.”
“Story were really welcoming and everyone made time for me and was really helpful. Despite its huge size, Story is a family company and it has that feel. Before the experience at Story I was thinking about project management but learning more about what they do has introduced me to quantity surveying – and that is definitely an option for the future.”