NEWS17 September 2021

UoS awarded University of the Year for Graduate Employment jobs

Graduate Outcomes data collected by the Higher Education Standards Agency (HESA) rates the University of Surrey’s graduates as amongst the most employable in the UK, and second only to the University of Oxford in the southeast of England. These outcomes are a result of a consistent focus on preparing our students for employment in our curriculum, our successful Professional Training Year and other placement schemes and the excellent support provided by the university’s Employability and Careers team – winners of the Best University Placement Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards three years in a row.

Alastair McCall, Editor of The Sunday Times Good University Guide, said:

“Surrey has an enviable record in the graduate jobs market, with consistently large numbers of graduates going into high-skilled jobs when they leave. This is no accident; the pathways to their later success are laid down during their studies. The university has an exceptional placement programme for its students and is renowned for working closely with the business community”

The award recognises the University’s consistently high performance in the employability of its graduates and work done to boost employment prospects with 50 new funded internships. For more information see the University of the Year for Graduate Employment press release on the University’s website.