Surrey Careers blog

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

My graduate journey – Katie Sands, from English Literature to the Civil Service Fast Stream

It’s about a year today, as I’m writing this, since I started my first graduate job and joined the Civil Service Fast Stream. A year ago, I was sat in Lakeside coffee shop frantically finishing my English Literature dissertation on post-modern fiction. Today, I work on how to manage the nation’s biosecurity after Brexit, to […]


Introducing . . . My First Job

All experiences count towards your future aims. Everyone – from directors of big companies to your line managers and lecturers – started somewhere. Gwen Stefani mopped floors at an ice-cream shop, Brad Pitt dressed as a giant chicken and Beyoncé swept up hair at her mother’s salon. During the summer the Employability and Careers Centre interviewed a […]


Meet the Careers Ambassadors: Ahmed, Destiny and Meg

This year the Employability and Careers Service have three Student Careers Ambassadors to help our Student Engagement team with outreach and promotion of the services we provide. Please look out for Ahmed, Destiny and Meg on campus – they will be wearing navy hoodies with ‘Student Careers Ambassador’ on the back – and ask them […]


Students with Disabilities: Entering the Job Market

For employers, there are many advantages in recruiting, retaining and developing employees with disabilities. By looking beyond someone’s disability, an employer can access a wider range of applicants and find workers who can fill the skills gaps that still exist in the job market.  They can use the experiences of disabled people to understand how […]


Discover the GLF Schools’ Teacher Training programme at the Autumn Careers and Placements Fair

My name is Robert Brooks and I am an Associate Assistant Headteacher and SCITT Secondary Operational Lead for GLF Schools. We believe that the best place for trainee teachers to learn how to become excellent classroom practitioners is in a school. GLF Schools’ Teacher Training programme allows you to train to be a teacher by […]


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