Employability and Careers

Raising my profile

We can offer a range of opportunities for you to raise your profile with our students at the University during our academic year.   If you would like to run an event, please contact the Employer Engagement Team by emailing employers@surrey.ac.uk or by calling 01483 683866 or 01483 689302.

Networking Evenings - Free

We invite speakers from different sectors to talk briefly about their career to date and give students tips on gaining access to their sector. Previous talks  included: Working in an SME, Working in Technology, Careers for Psychologists, Careers for Lawyers, Careers for Scientists, Careers in the Film and Game Industry and Starting your own Business. 

Campus interviews - Free

These can be arranged as and when employers have received enough applications from our students to warrant a visit.  Although we no longer hold a traditional milkround due to falling interest in recent years, we will advertise your vacancies and are always pleased to arrange campus interviews if you feel you have sufficient applications to warrant a visit. We do not currently charge for this service.

Informal Drop–in Sessions and Focus Groups - Free

An excellent way to introduce your company to a small number of students without the formality and time commitment involved in a presentation.

Skills sessions - Free

We offer employer participation in offering students a range of skills sessions on subjects such as interview technique, making applications and assessment centres as well as training in networking and communications. 

Practice Interviews - Free

These are considered to be of great benefit to our students and are always well attended . As above, we welcome employer participation.

Business Game - Free

Running such a session is a high profile and often fun way of making contact with students.

Manning a stand

We can arrange for your company to have space for a stand in our lecture theatre complex to enable you to make informal contact with our students as they proceed to lectures.

Case Studies - Free

Your company may already employ a Surrey graduate and we would welcome their input into a case study questionnaire.  Acting as inspiration and a guide to current students, the case studies will be available on our website and in the Careers Library.  

Ambassadors on Campus - Free

Attendance at events is greatly improved for those employers who hire a student to act as their ambassador in the lead up to the event. We can facilitate this arrangement by advertising the post, arranging interview facilities and act as a central contact for you.

Sponsorship

Contact us for details of sponsorship packages available.

Facilities for hire 

The University is one of the largest and best located event venues in Surrey, possessing an enviable range of meeting and function rooms available all year round.   For more information or a virtual tour of the facilities visit: www.surrey.ac.uk/conferences  Or contact conferences@surrey.ac.uk or 01483 686767

If you would like more information on any of the above options to raise your organisation's profile or wish to run an event, please contact the Employer Relations Team:  Contact  employers@surrey.ac.uk  or 01483 689302