‘There are a lot of opportunities within Cumbria which you are not aware of when you are at school.’
A Dream Placement with Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust proved a turning point for Keswick School sixth former Amy Scott and opened the door to becoming a human resources advisor at the Civil Nuclear Constabulary – the dedicated police force which protects UK nuclear installations.
Taking part in Dream Placement in 2016 proved an eye-opener in terms of the breadth of opportunities that existed in the county. Following a week-long placement Amy secured an apprenticeship in the Trust’s human resources team.
Two years down the line Amy had completed her apprenticeship and looked around at other options. She explains: “I loved working within the NHS but there are a lot of opportunities within Cumbria which you are not aware of when you are at school. Simply being in a workforce expands your horizons, and I found a perfect fit in my current role.
Now 20-years-old Amy is hugely enjoying her work – still living in Workington but travelling across Scotland and the north of England.
“I have a job where I work with lots of different people, I get new challenges on a day by day basis, and I get to travel around the country but still have my roots in Cumbria. The exciting thing is that I know my career will continue to develop in the future.”