17th February 2012, 2:22pm
Find your feet at the Engine Shed
Find Your Feet logo Lincoln’s Engine Shed will be the stage for an event showcasing the wealth of opportunities open to graduates and students.

The University of Lincoln’s Careers and Employability Service has organised the careers and postgraduate fair, called Find Your Feet. It will take place at the Engine Shed on the Brayford Pool campus between 11am-3pm on Wednesday 22nd February 2012.

The event is open to undergraduates and alumni of any institution. There is no need to book a place – simply turn up on the day.

Thousands of students and graduates are expected to attend the fair, which will bring together a host of external organisations offering an array of opportunities, information and advice.

Graduate employers confirmed to be there include PwC, Siemens, Lincolnshire Co-operative, Gelder Group, Coca Cola and Rockstar Games.

There will also be information on postgraduate study, gap years, placements, internships, volunteering and self-employment, along with one-to-one careers advice and a drop-in CV clinic.

Mark Stow, Careers and Employability Services Manager at the University of Lincoln, said: “Despite the economic downturn, our graduates are in demand more than ever before. The most effective way to succeed in the current climate is to network with organisations and professionals, and seek to gain as much experience as possible. This event is a great way for students and graduates to meet face-to-face with employers and find out more about the wealth of opportunities available to them.”

Official figures show graduates from the University of Lincoln experience strong employment prospects despite the tough labour market conditions currently seen in the UK.

The results from the latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) report show that 93% of Lincoln's graduates from summer 2010 were in work or further study six months after finishing their studies, against a national average of 90%. More than two thirds were in graduate level roles.

The DLHE report is a statutory survey conducted by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

Students, alumni and recruiters interested in discussing graduate employment can contact the University of Lincoln’s Careers and Employability Service on: careers@lincoln.ac.uk

For more information on postgraduate study, email: enquiries@lincoln.ac.uk or visit: http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/postgraduateprogrammes
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