Graduate employability

The University of Surrey has an outstanding record for graduate employability.

University of the Year for Graduate Employment

The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 University of the Year for Graduate employment logo

Surrey has been named as ‘University of the Year for Graduate Employment’ in the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide for 2022.

Find out more about our top employability ranking.

Best university careers and employability service

NUE best undergraduate careers service 2022 logo

The judges of the National Undergraduate Employability Awards awarded Surrey’s Employability and Careers team as the Best University Careers/Employability Service in the UK for 2022.  

Our award is a result of our relentless focus on graduate employability as well as the success of our Professional Training placements, which we pioneered 60 years ago and in which we continue to be a world leader today.

Find out more about our exceptional careers service.

Graduate Outcomes Survey 2022 highlights

The Graduate Outcomes Survey is the largest survey of employment and further study outcomes for UK graduates. View our full report.


Of those who took industry placements are in work or study


Of Surrey undergraduates are in work or further education


Of graduates agree that their current activity is meaningful


Of undergraduates are in graduate level roles (as opposed to roles not requiring a degree)


Said their current activity fits with their future plans

Graduates in high-skilled jobs

Surrey’s ranking for the number of graduates in high-skilled jobs*


In the South East


In the South


Overall in the UK

**UK domiciled graduates of full-time, undergraduate qualifications, in full-time employment, from higher education institutions.