A Professional Training placement is a period of paid or unpaid employment and/or study (either in the UK or abroad), which takes place after your second year (or, in some cases, your third year) of undergraduate study.

Professional Training is an integral part of life at the University of Surrey and is a fantastic opportunity for you to experience life after university.

Our Professional Training placement team engages with over 2,300 partner organisations in the UK and overseas who provide opportunities for you to put your skills into practice and to experience a real professional environment.  Why go?

Professional Training describes a period of work integrated into an academic programme and around the world, many different terms are used to describe this. You may be familiar with one of the alternatives:

  •  Work-based learning (WBL)
  •  Work intergrated learning (WIL)
  •  Co-operative Education (COOP)
  •  Industry-based learning (IBL)
  •  Collaborative learning (CoLab)

We work with our Careers Service, the Global Engagement Office and Student's Union who contribute to the success of our Professional Training programme.

Watch a video of our students' placements in world-class organisations. 

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