‘The more people you meet the more options you discover, and the more doors that open to you.’
Nikki from Cockermouth School took part in Dream Placement in 2019 and secured a placement with Mott Macdonald Now aged 17 she is planning to take a gap year when she finishes her sixth form studies in 2020 before going onto university to study civil and structural engineering.
Nikki says: “The Dream Placement experience gave me a huge amount of confidence, so now I can walk into a room of strangers and strike up a conversation without feeling in any way awkward or out of my depth. The more people you meet the more options you discover, and the more doors that open to you. I secured work experience with Mott Macdonald and other companies following Dream Placement, and I want to travel next year after finishing school but I will keep in touch with the companies I have spent time with.”