Recruit our students

Professional Training placements give companies the opportunity to employ our undergraduates for a year before the final year of their course. We have long-standing relationships with a variety of companies on this scheme.

Offer a placement

Many of our students do a Professional Training placement between their second and final year within industry. This provides invaluable experience and training during their course. It also provides an opportunity for employers to attract excellent students to work for them, many of whom return to their placement employers following completion of their degree.

Professional Training placements typically run for 12 months, from summer to summer, with our students starting to look for companies in October through to June.

Get in contact

Our Professional Training Support Office manages the liaison with placement companies and students, and advertises placement opportunities to our undergraduates.

Senior Professional Training and Employability Officer
Stephanie Evans
Email: s.j.evans@surrey.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1483 686135

Companies we partner with

We have over 80 partners with businesses of all sizes and across all sectors, including:

  • AGT International
  • Airbus
  • Avco Systems
  • Bae Systems
  • CGI
  • Cisco Systems
  • Consult Hyperion
  • dstl
  • Expedia
  • Fivium.
  • GE Aviation
  • Goldman Sachs
  • gsk
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Hitachi
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Leonardo
  • Lilly.
  • Lockheed Martin
  • London Stansted Airport
  • MBDA Systems
  • McAfee
  • Microsoft
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nintendo
  • Oracle
  • SAP.
  • Siemens
  • Sky TV
  • Sony Europe
  • SOPHOS
  • Telefonica
  • Thames Water
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • VMware
  • Yell.

Engage with our students

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 students and graduates here at our university.