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.

Rankings by region

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, 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.

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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Current students

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