Careers and professional training

We’re proud of our track record for graduate employability and offer a range of support to help students develop the skills that employers demand. Our students also benefit from more than 2,300 placement partners. 

Why Surrey?

Accredited degrees

Many of our degree programmes are accredited by professional, statutory and regulatory bodies.

2,300 placement partners

We work with over 2,300 placement partners

Professional Training placements

Our Professional Training placement programme give students unique access to the world of work as part of their degree. 

The majority of our programmes offer Professional Training placement opportunities, so a Surrey degree normally last four years.

What is a Professional Training placement?

Our pioneering Professional Training placement programme gives students the chance to experience a real working environment as an integral part of their degree.

Most of our programmes offer placement opportunities and we work with over 2,300 partner organisations to provide a wide range of valuable experiences.

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Opportunities abroad

Professional Training placements don't have to be in the UK - many of our students spend time working abroad as part of their degree.

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Careers advice

Our on-campus Employability and Careers Centre is staffed by professional careers advisers who will help you to identify your skills and strengths and find the right opportunities.

Employability and Careers Centre

The Employability and Careers Centre offers a variety of services to students including:

  • One-to-one careers guidance

  • Employer presentations on campus

  • Two annual careers fairs

  • Skills workshops

  • Online vacancy bulletins

  • Careers talks

  • CV help

  • Practice interviews

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The Employability and Careers Centre runs two large Careers Fairs each year. 

University of Surrey among the top in the world for employability

The University of Surrey has once again been named as one of the top universities in the world for employability in the prestigious QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018.

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Careers workshops and advice

From workshops and visits from leading employers to quick one-to-one CV clinics, we run a comprehensive programme of workshops and practical advice sessions to help you start your career on the right track.

What our students say

Read our student profiles to learn more about life at Surrey, named 'Best University for Student Experience' by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.

You learn so much so quickly while on placement. I have worked with some great mentors who have taught me lots about midwifery and pushed me to help me meet my full potential.

Laura Pitfield BSc (Hons) Midwifery

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Global opportunities

Find out how you could work or study abroad during your time at Surrey.

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Surrey student experience

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Student accommodation

Take a look at our student accommodation.

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