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Improving company Prospects

ENTRY DEADLINE for the 1998-99 Prospects Cup is approaching and five days of Continuing Professional Development are up for grabs for those in a team that reaches the final.

The inter-firm challenge to manage a company in a competitive marketplace gives civil engineers in the first two years of employment the chance to pit their skills against those in finance, government and other industries.

Object of the team-working game is to show how marketing and manufacturing operations should work in harmony to achieve corporate success. It involves about 45 minutes a week of discussion before the business decision is submitted.

After two rounds, each spread over six weeks, and a semi-final, the final will take place in Norwich on 13 February 1999.

Ground Solutions Group will again be awarding a silver etched lead crystal rosebowl for the most successful civil engineering entrant. Civil engineering was the largest sector in the 1997-98 competition with 68 teams, ahead of the legal profession with 63 teams.

The Prospects Cup is organised by the University of East Anglia and the Careers Service Unit. Teams of at least two and up to five are invited to submit entries by 12 September. The challenge will be to emulate Babcock Water Engineering, Mott MacDonald and WS Atkins which made the 1997-98

semi-final.

For more details call Colin Rymill at University of East Anglia on (01603) 458220.

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