Professional Training placements

"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

Recognised as the Best University Placement Service

Surrey wins National University Employability Award 3 years in a row

Unique access to the world of work

Our Professional Training placements give you the opportunity to develop your professional, academic and personal potential, equipping you to be adaptable, resilient, globally minded, confident, entrepreneurial and digitally savvy in the workplace. These qualities are widely recognised by employers and a significant proportion of placement students at Surrey are offered graduate-level jobs or go onto postgraduate study.

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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.

Giving you the competitive edge

Our placements will help you gain confidence, maturity and knowledge, find a focus for your final year of study and test out a career path.

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