Surrey Careers blog

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

Working in the Government Operational Research Service

Ethan Linke – Senior Operational Research Analyst shares his insight into what is like to work in the Government Operational Research Service and how you can become a part of a select team, able to influence the decisions of policy makers at more than 25 government departments and agencies. What is Government Operational Research Service […]


Let’s talk about: the value of networking

Hey guys! My name’s Laura. I’m a final-year English Literature with Creative Writing student, who’s just come back from my placement as a Digital and Social Marketeer for LT Harper. Today, I wanted to talk about the value of networking and why it’s important for your career! What is Networking? When I talk to other […]


Using Surrey Pathfinder to support your graduate job hunt

For students soon to graduate from Surrey – the careers team are here to support you for three more years. This includes 1:1 careers guidance and attending our careers events. You also have lifetime access to the Surrey Pathfinder’s career development tools and jobs search engine. Find out about creating your graduate Surrey Pathfinder account, […]


Yes Minister! Understanding the UK Civil Service – Surrey student Joao’s story

To introduce myself – I’m Joao.  I recently finished my one-year industrial placement as an Economist for the British Government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). During this time, I was also a Private Secretary to the Minister for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity, Lord Benyon. Subsequently, I was selected to the Prime Minister’s […]


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