Graduate employability

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

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 2023 highlights

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


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

*UK domiciled graduates of full-time, undergraduate qualifications.

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 tracked by the Guardian Newspaper, when data published in the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey is analysed and used to create a ranking.