Why go?

Our Professional Training provides the opportunity to spend a year in a work placement where you can put your degree into practice.

Key benefits you could experience include:

  • Gain in confidence, maturity and motivation: the responsibility of a year in industry means that you will be challenged to step up and use your knowledge and skills to deliver a job or project
  • Provide focus for your final year of study: putting study into context within a professional environment often makes your final year more enjoyable and successful
  • The chance to test out a career path: undertaking a Professional Training placement enables you to experience what your future career could hold and can open doors to graduate job opportunities
  • Open your eyes to new opportunities: discover possibilities you hadn’t previously considered and speak with a variety of professionals about what their roles are really about. This is especially useful when you haven’t yet decided on a career path.

The best way to find out about what Professional Training is all about is to hear it from students who have been on placements themselves.

View videos of some of our students talking about their sandwich years, or explore what our students say.

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University of Surrey