Digital Recruitment Event

We’re excited to welcome you to our first Digital Recruitment Event, designed to provide you with a space to connect with employers through a range of online activities. Employers have been working with us to provide you with insights into their organisation and details about placement and graduate roles.

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Live Events

Our live events will take place on Wednesday 6 May and they cover a wide range of topics. To attend any of the sessions, please click the ‘Join now’ button for further details on how to join the live session.

Time Company Topic Registration link
11.00  Expedia Group Webinar on How to Ace Online Testing | In this session, you’ll find out how to ace an online testing (coding, numerical, psychometrics) as it’s the most common first step in applying to an internship and position! Join Now
11.00 - 12.00 EY Webinar | During the session, you’ll be able to learn more about us, get hints and tips for our application process from our Student Recruitment and well as ask any questions you have to some of our current Graduates in Reading.  Join Now
11.00 - 12.00 Kier Webinar Join Now
11.00 - 12.00 GLF Schools Teaching Training Webinar Join Now
11.00 - 12.00 BDO Q&A session | Find out more about a career in audit, advisory or tax. Learn how to make yourself stand out in applications and why you should consider BDO. Meet EiC team and our second year Tax Trainee and University of Surrey Alumnus Callum. Join Now
11.00 - 13.00 Avco Systems Q&A session | We are hosting a Q&A session on the 6th May, using Microsoft Teams. Staff will be available to discuss our roles, working environment and active projects. Please feel free to join us at any time between 11am and 1pm. Join Now
11.00 - 15.00 University of Surrey Recruitment team Q&A session | Join us to discover more about the options available to you and find out more about the 20% alumni discount on our taught postgraduate masters programme fees for eligible students. You will also have the chance to ask questions during the presentation. Join Now
11.00 - 15.00 One You Surrey/Thrive Tribe ltd Hotline Find out the details
11:00 - 15:00 Pfizer Get in touch via LinkedIn Find out the details
11:30 -12:30 University of Law Q&A session Pre-register
12:00 -13:00 St.Mary's University Teacher Training Teacher Training Q&A session Pre-register
12:00 -13:00 Sovos Webex event and Q&A session | We will have 5 different speakers and an opportunity for a Q&A at the end. Pre-register
12:00 -13:00 Teach First Presentation + Q&A | Presentation on TeachFirst Programme followed by Q&A Join Now
12:00 -13:00 i2i Teaching Partnership (Weydon School) Q&A session | Join local teacher training provider the i2i Teaching Partnership for a live Q&A session and find out more about teaching as a career. Pre-register
12:00 -13:00 Jacobs Q&A session Join Now
12:00 -15:00 FDM Q&A session | FDM will be hosting their live Q&A session between 12-3pm including a short presentation about their graduate roles and they will also have a different group/team on each hour to answer questions from you. Make sure to come prepared with questions for the team about FDM/application process/roles as you attend the live session! Join Now
12:30 -13:30  DCSL Software Q&A session | Please join us to discuss upcoming Placement and Graduate Developer opportunities. Your panel will be 2 of our existing Graduate Developers, alongside 1 Internal Recruiter and our Technical Director (subject to availability). Join Now
13:00 -14:00 Huawei Webinar Join Now
13:00 -14:00 Atos Q&A session Join Now
14:00 - 15:00 Teach First Presentation + Q&A | Presentation on TeachFirst Programme followed by Q&A Join Now
14:00 - 15:00 DHL Q&A session Join Now
14:00 - 15:00 Jacobs Q&A session Join Now


Company Profiles

Interesting fact: Atos is a global leader in digital transformation

Company Description: We’re the digital and business expertise behind some of the world’s most influential businesses. We employ 120,000 Business Technologists in 73 countries, each with a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing our clients. We have opportunities in a wide range of disciplines. You’ll be joining our team – guiding clients through digital transformations – as you go from graduate to qualified business technologist on our 18-month graduate programme.

Live vacancies:  Grad role, Cloud Technology Transformation Graduate, Close 10 May.

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Additional information: Embark on your digital journey – Graduate and Internship Programmes 2020

Interesting Fact: We have a strong history of recruiting students from the University of Surrey for placements, with many returning to continue their career with us post-graduation.

Company Description: Avco Systems is a modern, growing software development business. We work with some of the largest businesses in the UK to help them develop, support, maintain and host their large software projects. We are actively recruiting to grow our software engineering team, with positions available for both placements and graduates. You can discover and apply for our roles on our website.

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Company Description: Find out more about a career in audit, advisory or tax. Learn how to make yourself stand out in applications and why you should consider BDO. Meet EiC team and our second year Tax Trainee and University of Surrey Alumni Callum by joining our webinar.

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Interesting fact:

1) Since our launch in 2010, City Year UK has passionately tackled educational inequality by supporting more than 50,000 pupils in schools to succeed.

2) Over 10 years, we have expanded from our pilot site in London to the West Midlands and then Greater Manchester, with more than 1,000 committed 18-25 year olds proudly serving as volunteer mentors.

3) We are a movement that spans that also spans North America and Africa.

Profile: City Year UK is a youth social action charity which challenges placement students and graduates to tackle educational inequality through a year of full-time voluntary service. As mentors, tutors and role models in schools, you'll support pupils growing up in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the UK. City Year UK gives our volunteers the opportunity to realise their own aspirations and inspire school children to achieve their full potential. As a Volunteer Mentor, you are integral to the school day. You encourage pupils both in and out of the classroom to engage with and enjoy learning, whilst developing your own professional skills by way of access to mentors and professional training as part of our Leadership Development Programme.

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Live vacancies: Placements, Youth Mentor - Leadership Development Programme, Close 20 June 

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Company Description: DCSL Software is a leading UK software house, developing bespoke desktop, web and mobile applications, as well as SaaS solutions. With offices in Farnborough and London, we work with a range of different clients, from business start-ups to Blue Chip companies.

As a Graduate Software Developer, you will be exposed to a variety of tech and have the opportunity to be involved in different projects. You will have the choice of focusing on development or moving around the different departments within the company, giving you a more rounded experience of working in a software development company.

Why Join DCSL Software?

Opportunity to work on full life-cycle development projects that are fast paced, interesting and technically challenging.

Work with the latest technologies in the Microsoft Development stack (i.e. .NET Core)
Join a very established organisation with outstanding career progression opportunities to Senior Developer, Team Lead and Architect levels.

Join a growing organisation to work with established IT experts to ensure your full potential as a software developer.

As a Microsoft partner, DCSL support your professional development and will assist you in gaining or updating relevant Microsoft qualifications

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Interesting Fact: Within our programme, you will not only gain skills and experience within the International Express Logistics industry, you will also grow both personally and professionally through a carefully designed programme, covering all key areas of the business

Company Description: DHL Express UK strive to be a provider, employer and investor of choice within the market place. In order to achieve this and continued business success, we are committed to investing time, effort and attention to our Leaders of the Future

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Contact e-mail address for any queries.

Company Description: At Expedia Group, we know travel transforms lives. Our Global Early Talent team wants to help you build a career and explore your own path. We offer a broad range of intern, apprentice and graduate opportunities around the world for high school, university, business school and doctoral students. In this session, you’ll find out how to ace an online testing (coding, numerical, psychometrics) as it’s the most common first step in applying to an internship and position!

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Company Description: At EY, we help organisations make better decisions about business, finance and technology. Come and join our webinar at the virtual careers fair and find out more about EY and our programmes for you. We are still open for applications for our graduate programme in Reading in our Assurance, Technology Risk and Tax teams plus some of our other offices across the UK.

Interesting Fact: FDM Group is a FTSE 250 employer with a global footprint working with some of the world’s most reputable organisations!

Company Description: Technology is transforming all our lives – developments in robotics, automation, artificial intelligence and big data are creating the careers of the future. Digital careers need intelligent, analytical minds, people who want to make a difference; graduates who desire to be at the forefront of change. FDM offers numerous career paths for you to choose from. Regardless of your degree subject, we believe all graduates possess the skills to fuel an exciting career in technology!

Interesting fact: Trainees and NQTs praised the quality of their professional studies training.

Profile: We offer the following routes into teaching:

  • Primary
  • Secondary (certain subjects offer up to £26,000 in tax-free bursaries to train)

Further information is available on our website at

We believe that the best place for trainee teachers to learn how to become excellent classroom practitioners is in a school. The GLF Schools' Teacher Training programme allows you to train to be a teacher by spending the majority of your time in a school environment. You will receive high quality support and training from skilled teachers who are passionate about education. By being part of a school from the very first day of your training, successful candidates will have the opportunity to develop a long term career pathway within education.

"Subject knowledge training is exceptionally effective and NQTs and trainees have strong expertise in the subjects they teach."

"The leadership and management of the partnership are outstanding."
Ofsted, November 2018

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Interesting Fact: In addition to its Reading headquarters, Huawei operates two joint innovation centres, ten centres of excellence and three R&D centres across the UK.  Collectively, these sites employ a total of more than 1,600 people, and each location delivers inspiring opportunities for employees

Company Description: Huawei is the world’s largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer and a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, covering cross-telecom networks, IT, smart devices,  and cloud services. Huawei creates lasting value for its customers and colleagues, delivering exciting careers that help to connect more than a third of the people around  the world through networks built with its partners.  They are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organisation for a fully connected, intelligent world. . Huawei believes in investing in the future of talent in its business, and developing staff through training.  It prides itself on offering stimulating opportunities for graduates to grow in their early careers, and hiring the very best through rapidly expanding recruitment programmes.

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Interesting Fact: Other than parents, teachers have arguably the biggest influence on a child's life. The visible results you'll see from pupils are guaranteed to send you home with a sense of pride and achievement.

Company Description: If you are thinking of teaching as a career and have the ability to inspire minds, please come and talk to us about the exceptional i2i Teaching Partnership training programme at Weydon School. As the lead school in the i2i Partnership, Weydon is looking for graduates interested in teaching secondary Art & Design, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, DT, Drama, English, Geography, History, Maths, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, PE, Physics and RE.

Connect with us:

  • Twitter @i2iPartnership
  • Facebook @i2iTeachingPartnership

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Get into Teaching with the i2i Teacher Partnership -The Amazing Is Possible -

Interesting Fact: During our 125 years in the UK, we have been involved in some of the biggest and most challenging projects, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to the country’s most critical issues, from access to clean air and safe water, civil and national security and safeguarding mobility. We're also ranked No. 1 by Fortune’s 2019 World's Most Admired Companies…

Company Description: Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. Providing a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional and construction- and program-management. Our 50,000+ employees in 400+ locations around the world serve a broad range of companies and organisations, including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

We are dedicated to tackling our clients’ toughest infrastructure and technology challenges with optimism and imagination.

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Interesting Fact: At Kier our Early Careers Population are important to us within our Highways Business 13% of Kier Highways workforce are made up of apprentices and Graduates. We don’t only create new spaces, we protect the environment too, for further details please visit our website

Company Description: Kier Group is a leading property, residential, construction and services group, which invests in, builds, maintains and renews the places where we work, live and play. We operate across a range of sectors including defence, education, housing, industrials, power, transport and utilities. With proven expertise in building and civil engineering, support services, public and private house building, property development and structured property financing, Kier is a partner people can trust.

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Set up a profile with us and get instant emails as soon as vacancies go live. 

You will see a box that says register with us. This allows candidates to set up a profile including job preferences and our system will automatically notify them whenever we go live with a vacancies that matches there criteria. Also by setting up a profile – when applying for a job later on you’re half way there, so saves time in the long run.

Company Description: We work together with local communities to promote healthy living; creating happy, thriving futures by supporting and motivating individuals to take control of their personal wellbeing and bring about lasting, lifestyle change. A range of organisations commission Thrive Tribe to provide a range of services and programmes.

We work closely with the NHS, Local Authorities, Public Health England & local services.

Profile: North-East Hants and Surrey Maths Hub is led by St John the Baptist School, Woking and runs a large programme of  Work Groups and events throughout the year with the aim of improving Maths teaching, leadership and professional learning practice to transform Maths education.

The Maths Hubs Network is the collaborative partnership of the 37 Maths Hubs across England, supported and facilitated by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM). It is part of the wider development of school-led, system leadership of education in England.

Find out more:

All applications should be sent by Tuesday 11 May to:

Connect with us:

  • Twitter: @nehs_mathhub

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Interesting Fact: 

Our Early Careers Programme offers: 

  • Undergraduate placements (12 months salary & benefits)
  • Graduate placements (24 months salary & benefits)
  • Direct entry Graduate level roles in Research and Development and Commercial (salaried)
  • Apprenticeships (Levels 1 – 7)
  • Work Experience programme (year 11/12 students)

Company Description: Pfizer is one of the world's premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, discovering, developing and providing over 170 different medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products to help improve the lives of millions of people in the UK and around the world every year.

Connect with us:

  • Facebook: @PfizerUK
  • Twitter: @Pfizer_UK
  • Instagram: @pfizeruk

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Company Description: Digital technology has forever changed business. Now, it’s transforming tax. Soon, tax enforcement will be part of every business process - and every transaction.

As governments go digital, financial systems and traditional tax software can't keep up. Businesses now face escalating risk and mounting compliance costs.

Sovos was built for the digital future of tax. Our aim is to Solve Tax for Good.

Sovos customers are more adaptable to regulatory change, more connected to the data they need to comply and more global in their approach to tax. As a result, Sovos is trusted by more than half the Fortune 500, including many of the world largest manufacturers, retailers and banks and insurance companies.

We're Building the Future of Global Compliance Software. Build Your Future with Us.

What Can We Offer?

The opportunity to grow as a professional - and as a person - through various company-provided development opportunities, including a comprehensive benefits package, internal and external training opportunities, secondments and working with global teams on cross-functional projects.

Come and speak to the team on the day who have first-hand experience of what it’s like to work with talented and passionate people in a rewarding and values-driven environment. Our employees receive on-the-job learning and development, collaborate across departments globally to solve problems and help Sovos grow.​

Interesting fact: In the past 12 months, nearly one-third of our employees experienced career growth in the form of promotions, career changes, and lateral moves!

Live vacancies: Grad role, Business Development Representative, Close 20 June

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We have quite a bit of information on our website where individuals can follow different links to particular areas of interest in teacher training.

There are further video links that interested parties might want to watch. There is a specific section for those interested in becoming a primary school teacher and a different video if you want to teach a subject in a Secondary School.

Interesting fact:

Profile: Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in this country are being let down by one of the most unfair education systems in the developed world, and the knock-on effect of this injustice lasts a lifetime. It’s a cycle we’re determined to break, but we need your help.

On our two-year Leadership Development Programme, we’ll support you to become a qualified teacher through a fully-funded Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Leadership. By training on the job, you’ll have an immediate impact on the lives of the young people who need you the most. And whether you choose to remain in the classroom or pursue another career after programme, you’ll benefit from Teach First’s influential network of organisations and businesses who share our commitment to ending educational inequality and value the skills and experience our participants gain.

Could you help us reach the day when no child’s educational success is limited by their background? Find out more about our programmes.

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Interesting Fact: Teach SouthEast will nurture you in your teaching career all the way from Internship to Headship.

Company Description: Teach SouthEast is an Initial Teacher Training (ITT) provider that offers courses to those wanting to become the primary and secondary school teachers of the future.  Teach SouthEast is a partnership of schools dedicated to providing outstanding teacher training.  We are guided by a commitment to doing what is right for the students in our partnership schools and what is right for our trainees.  We pride ourselves on being a caring provider, and it is this care that impacts everything we do.

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Interesting fact: Students from any degree can study with us to become a Lawyer.

Profile: The University of Law is one of the UK's longest-established specialist providers of legal education and training in the UK, with campuses in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Leeds, Manchester and Nottingham, as well as our GDL and LPC courses being taught in the University of Exeter, the University of Reading, the University of Liverpool and the University of East Anglia.

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Interesting fact: 20% alumni discount on our taught postgraduate masters programme fees for eligible students.

Profile: Postgraduate study at Surrey. Whether you picture yourself in a new career, want to pursue an academic passion, or are looking to study somewhere where you can make a real difference, our postgraduate courses can help make your vision a reality. Join us to discover more about the options available to you and find out more about the 20% alumni discount on our taught postgraduate masters programme fees for eligible students. You will also have the chance to ask questions during the presentation.

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Drop in to our Zoom waiting room and a Careers Adviser will be able to deal with your quick queries. Ask anything you like about, Jobs, Careers, CVs, Applications or future planning generally!

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