9th February 2004

 

GRADUATES TO GIVE BUSINESSES A HELPING HAND

 

Businesses who need the specialist knowledge and expertise of a graduate can find out how they can benefit from Knowledge Transfer Partnerships at the University of Lincoln next week.

 

Under the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) scheme universities receive funding from central government to employ a graduate to work with a company in a specific field.

 

The graduate earns a salary of between 17,000 and 22,000 per annum for two years and gains valuable work-place experience, management training and the opportunity to undertake a work-based masters degree for free.

 

The business benefits from the input of a trained graduate and can also access the expertise and resources at the university itself.

 

Students, graduates and local businesses will be able to find out more about Knowledge Transfer Partnerships at a promotional event to be held in the Alstom Atrium at the University of Lincoln Brayford Pool from 10am until 4pm on Tuesday 17th February.

 

The aim of the day is to provide information on KTP programmes to students considering their options for when they graduate, but business people will also be welcome to come along and find out more.

 

For further information about Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and the promotional day contact Andrea, Sally or Michelle on Lincoln 886920.

 

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

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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