Engage with our students and graduates

Whether you’re looking for additional resource or expertise to undertake a defined project or ways to build your talent pipeline, there are numerous ways in which businesses can engage with our students and graduates.

Advertise a job vacancy

Our online system, Surrey Pathfinder, allows you to post your vacancies to reach our students and graduates.

Recruit a placement student

If you are looking for a student to work in your organisation, our Professional Training placements scheme offers you the opportunity to recruit an undergraduate student to undertake a period of work experience between the second or third and final year of their study. 

We also operate a postgraduate placement scheme, where our business-ready graduates can apply their specialised knowledge and skills with an emphasis on project delivery and problem-solving.


If you’re interested in working with a dedicated researcher on a defined programme of research over a period of three to four years there are a range PhD or EngD studentship opportunities available. This includes: 

The Doctoral College can also help connect you with the relevant researcher at the University or view our current studentships to get an idea of the studentships we provide.


We supply temporary staff for short-term and long-term assignments. Roles we can fill range from administration through to web developers. 

We have a database of more than 15,000 registered job seekers. It comprises current students looking for part-time work, graduates keen to secure a full-time job as their first step on the career ladder and experienced professionals living in the local area looking for their next career move.

Read more about these services for your business.

Become a mentor

Share your expertise with final-year undergraduate students by becoming an industry mentor.

Student enterprise

We are always looking to work with businesses or individuals who can help to inspire our students and foster their entrepreneurial spirit. Our students really value interacting with successful business people so we would love to hear from you however you want to get involved. Find out more.

What our employer partners say

Canary Wharf in London

"PwC recruit from the University of Surrey because their students consistently demonstrate practical industry work experience, bridging the gap between their subject area and the world of work, making a real impact on the business from day one."

PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)

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