Surrey Careers blog

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

My Professional Training placement – Alice Bentham, BA Theatre and Performance

“The experiences you can gain as a placement student are invaluable – especially in an industry such as ours where it can seem impossible to get a foot in the door.” Hear the Professional Training experience of Alice Bentham, BA Theatre and Performance, who split her Professional Training placement year between the National Theatre and the Young […]

Sprint 2017: helping undergrad women fulfil their potential!

In a study by the Higher Education Careers Unit, 70% of women graduates were earning less than £24,000, compared with 55% of men. Sprint was developed to help to close this gap and support women in achieving their goals and aspirations. What is Sprint? The programme consists of four action-packed half day workshops which explore areas […]

Highlights from the University of Surrey Nursing Fair

This year’s Nursing Fair, held on 31st January 2017, welcomed a wide range of NHS Trusts, hospitals and hospices, charities such as Young Epilepsy and Great Ormond Street Hospital, private organisation such as BUPA and Virgin Care, as well as organisations such as the Royal Navy and Army Medical Services to the University of Surrey […]

Get connected – using LinkedIn to enhance your job search

It is estimated that 80% of people find jobs through people they know. Engaging with social media as part of your job search is a vital way to build your own network of useful people who can give you tips and ideas for breaking into the sector that interests you. These contacts may even notify […]

How to Ace A Job Interview

If you’ve been invited for a job interview, congratulations! You’ve passed the first hurdle and your application captured the company’s interest. The interview is your chance to demonstrate to the employer what you can offer their business, and that you would be the best candidate for the role. How should you prepare for your interview? Careful […]

My Professional Training experience at McLaren – by Abdullah Al-Shakarchi

“Starting in 2017, cars on the grid will be running the new generation Rain Light product I designed, viewed by millions on television with each Formula 1 event.” I spent my Professional Training placement at McLaren Applied Technologies (MAT), part of the McLaren Technology Group, and the global leader in supplying electronics for motorsport and […]

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