7th June 2001




A breakfast meeting next week will give firms an opportunity to find out how they can tap into expertise and resources at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.


The aim of the meeting at the Lincoln campus on Tuesday 12th June is to make more Lincolnshire companies aware of the benefits of Teaching Company Schemes.


TCS is a Government scheme which gives businesses access to the UK’s knowledge base – universities, colleges and research institutions – by arranging two-year graduate placements in companies.


The University of Lincolnshire & Humberside is the UK’s third largest provider of Teaching Company Schemes, with 23 already approved or in operation and three more coming on stream this month.


By September the university expects to be the leading provider of Teaching Company Schemes in the country.


Companies who sign up for a TCS benefit from:


·        substantial grant funding from central government

·        the expertise of the graduate

·        the input of the academic supervisors who are assigned to the TCS

·        access to university resources, facilities and technology

·        increased profitability through efficiency gains or increased turnover


The graduate gets:


·        a foot on the career ladder

·        a competitive salary

·        the opportunity to study for a work-based masters degree at the university


Next Tuesday’s breakfast meeting begins at 8am in the Vice Chancellor’s Annexe at the Lincoln campus of the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside. To book your place contact Andrea Casswell at the Business Development Centre on 01522 886923.


For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk