Placement Students

Many students at the University of Surrey take a Professional Training Year between their second and final year as an Industrial Placement. This provides invaluable experience and training for students during the course of their degree. It also provides an opportunity for employers to attract excellent students to work for them for a year, many of whom return to their placement employers following completion of their degree. Employer participation in the placement year can play a role in corporate graduate recruitment strategy.

Professional placements typically run for 12 months, from summer to summer. We run a Professional Training Support Office, which manages the liaison with placement companies and students, and advertises placement opportunities to our undergraduates.

Recruitment Cycle

The recruitment cycle starts in October, and runs through to June.  Many of our best students find placements early so it is beneficial to get in touch in good time.


Professional Training Senior Tutor

Lee Gillam

Professional Training Support Office

Stephanie Evans: +44 (0)1483 686135

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