‘You can’t make those choices without knowledge and experience.’
Ella Batey from Nelson Tomlinson School Sixth Form has applied for a degree apprenticeship with Story Homes, and hopes her Dream Placement experience with Story Contracting last year will work in her favour.
Ella explains: “My week-long placement with Story opened my eyes to the huge variety of roles available within the organisation, which is a major employer in Cumbria and also operates in other locations across the north of England. I had been set on a career in finance but I have realised that is not the route I want to take. Making choices is not just about deciding what you want to do, but also what you don’t want to do, and you can’t make those choices without knowledge and experience. Since Dream Placement I have completed work experience in Liverpool, Carlisle and Chester, but it was Dream Placement that gave me the confidence to reach out to those companies.”
You can hear more from Ella in our Showcase Video which gives more insight into Dream Placement here.