Employability and careers

“Surrey has an enviable record in the graduate jobs market, with consistently large numbers of graduates going into high-skilled jobs when they leave. This is no accident; the pathways to their later success are laid down during their studies. The university has an exceptional placement programme for its students and is renowned for working closely with the business community. 

“In an increasingly competitive graduate jobs market, a degree from the University of Surrey opens doors.” 

Alastair McCall, editor of The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide

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Our graduates recognised as amongst the most employable in the UK

The University of Surrey was awarded University of the Year for Graduate Employment by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

Supporting our students

In the current challenging environment, we are:

  • Working hard to support our students to manage the impact of Coronavirus on their career journeys
  • Providing online one-to-one appointments and a wide range of online guidance to help students during these unprecedented times
  • Working with employers to arrange virtual events.

For additional careers help and support with job hunting during the Coronavirus pandemic, please visit the Nextstep support website.

University and Your Future: Career Planning and Making the Most of Your Degree

Identify your strengths and learn how to use your time at university to explore career options and prepare for future job roles.

Resources we offer

Discover the career that is right for you, develop the skills you need to succeed, and dive in with work experience and professional training. We offer careers information, advice and guidance throughout your time as a student as well as up to three years after you graduate. Our Placements team can also assist you with your Professional Training placement application, will be there during the placement itself, and help with your return to your studies.

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As a graduate, you are entitled to careers support, advice and guidance for up to three years after you complete your studies.

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