Surrey Careers blog

Official blog of the University of Surrey's Employability and Careers Centre

How to find a company for your placement year

I am Victoria and I am a final year Hospitality and Tourism student. Last year I studied abroad for half a year and then completed a work placement for the remainder of the academic year.

I remember not knowing where to start looking for my placement and for that reason I am about to go through some pointers which can help you when choosing and planning your placement year.

How I secured my placement at The LEGO Group™

I’m Nadia, an English Literature student at the University. At the beginning of last year, I embarked on a six-month marketing internship at The LEGO Group™. Undertaking a work placement during my third year was a (very) last-minute decision, yet has been one of the best experiences of my life.

Securing my placement with a London production company

I’m Florence, a final year media and communications student. This blog is about applying for placements in the media industry, the challenges I faced, the importance of networking, and how the modules I studied during the second part of my year at CEU Madrid helped me decide what I wanted to do for my career.

How to find a six month placement abroad

Hey! My name is Sajini and I’m a final year Law student. For my Professional Training Year, I worked for six months at Burke Niazi Solicitors and studied abroad in Stockholm, Sweden. If you are considering a split placement then you’ve found the right blog! Heads up though, this blog is mainly about how I […]

My placement year abroad by Holly, Modern Languages

I spent half the year studying in Spain and the other half working as a Tour Leader for PGL, France. Below, I’ll describe how I found my placement, as well as the skills and benefits I gained during the process. When I came to the open day at Surrey, a student did a talk about her placement year, half of which she spent working for PGL in France. I remember thinking that this sounded like a job I would enjoy.

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