Over the February half-term, John Stevenson MP was one of 38 employers across Cumbria to host a Dream Placement student. In total 64 ambitious young people took part in the Dream Placement week with their host companies.
Dream Placement is Cumbria’s unique leadership and work experience programme organised by the Centre for Leadership Performance in collaboration with businesses, schools and colleges across the county. The programme is designed to showcase the breadth of career opportunities within Cumbria to 16-18 year olds, whilst also providing them with an insight into leadership capability and the opportunities to develop their own skills and confidence over the 6-month programme.
Dream Placement 2022 saw a record number of students offered placements due to the high calibre of applications, and the incredible support from the organisations who contribute to the programme.
Speaking John said, ‘It was a pleasure to host a Dream Placement student in my constituency office in February. The calibre of students applying for placements this year was very high and each student underwent a rigorous selection programme to be successful in gaining a placement.
I welcomed one student who had the opportunity to see how an MP’s office runs, and saw first-hand the type of work undertaken for constituents and the ways in which Carlisle is represented in Parliament.
I also participated in a round table discussion with students on Dream Placement at the University of Cumbria focussing on investment in Carlisle and ways in which young people can have a voice in Parliament.
I would recommend the Dream Placement to all 16-18 year olds and look forward to being involved in the programme again next year.’