Dream Placement Application Form

Students wanting to apply for Dream Placement 2018 should complete the form below.
Please fill in all boxes. Closing date is October 30, 2017.

Note: To be eligible to enter Dream Placement you must:

  • live in Cumbria or be in full-time education in Cumbria
  • be aged between 16 and 18 on December 7, 2017
  • be available to attend all the events on the dates specified below:
    • Selection Event — Thursday December 7, 2017
    • Development Day — Saturday January 27, 2018
    • Placement Week — Monday 12th to Friday 16th February 2018
    • Showcase Event — Thursday March 22, 2018

A note before you start: The companies who are offering Dream Placements will decide who they want to interview at the Selection Event. This application therefore offers you the opportunity to grab the attention of any company you are particularly interested in by mentioning them and explaining why you would be a good fit for them. Equally, if you are open to opportunities from any of the participating companies then that is fine too, you do not have to mention any particular companies.









Post code:




Home phone:




Date of birth:




What are the subjects you are most interested in at school/college?
Max 100 words


What sectors would you be most interested in getting a placement in? Tick as many as you want


Manufacturing Engineering
Construction Technical
Wholesale and retail Human Resources
Transportation and storage Public administration
Hospitality Education
Media Health
Financial Arts, entertainment
      and recreation
Law and legal services Sales and marketing
Science Other (please describe)

Please note: We cannot guarantee that placements will be available in all sectors, nor can we guarantee that companies from your preferred sectors will pick you for interview.

Why do you want a Dream Placement and what can you bring to the placement?
Max 200 words




Please note: Whilst each Dream Placement varies, all will offer the chance to experience leadership in action and see how today's leaders work and make vital decisions.

Please tell us what you have learnt about leadership from your own experience, either by being a leader yourself (for example at school or at a club) or by observing others in a leadership role. You can talk about both good and bad experiences:
Max 200 words


What do you want to be doing in 10 years' time?
Max 100 words


Is there anything else you would like to tell us about to support your application? This is your opportunity to tell us what makes you stand out from the crowd!
Max 100 words




Next Steps

Once you click 'Send' above you will receive an email confirming that your application has been received. If you do not receive this email within seven days of submitting your application please email info@cforlp.org.uk

After the closing date your application will go through a long-listing process. Companies offering placements will then choose which students they want to interview at the Selection Event. You will be informed whether or not you have been shortlisted in November.

Any questions? Click here and click on 'FAQ' for a list of FAQs (will open in a new tab).

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Any statements made on this form are subject to contract and should not be regarded or treated as binding offer or acceptance.