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.

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

  • 2nd in the South East
  • 3rd in the South
  • 10th overall in the UK

*UK domiciled graduates of full-time, undergraduate qualifications, in full-time employment, from higher education institutions, when data published in the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey is analysed and used to create a ranking.

Surrey wins national award for best university careers and employability service

Students at the University of Surrey are getting a ‘best in class’ careers service according to the judges of the National University Employability Awards, who awarded Surrey’s Employability and Careers team as the Best University Careers/Employability Service in the UK.

Graduate Support

When you graduate, you can continue to access our in-person resources for three years and our online resources for life.

Find out more.

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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