Professional training

About professional training

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

Explore our students' placement experiences in world-class organisations

The experience, maturity and confidence our students gain whilst out on placement either in the UK or abroad sets them a cut above the rest when they graduate, which shows in our consistently low unemployment rate after graduation, another reason to choose Professional Training at the University of Surrey.

Our pioneering Professional Training placement programme has over 2,300 partner organisations in the UK and overseas. These organisations provide opportunities for students to put their skills into practice and to experience a real professional environment. 

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)

The Careers Service, Global Engagement Office and Student's Union all contribute to the success of Professional Training at the University of Surrey.


Careers Service

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Student Exchanges (International Relations Office)

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