The Professional Training Placement Experience

Follow our current students through their Professional Training placements.

My Student Engagement Placement with the Careers and Employability Team at Surrey

My name is Drew, I study law with International Relations, and I am three months into my placement year with the careers team at the University. This was the first placement I applied to; I made sure my CV and application answered the questions in the application brief allowing my application to stand out. This […]


My top tips for finding a placement

Hi! My name is Ivy, and I’m a Media and Communication student currently on a placement at the University of Surrey Students’ Union. For my first article, I will tell you more about the process of finding a placement. Your placement experience is not just about your time on placement, it’s also about the time you spend looking for a placement. Finding a placement can be overwhelming, but if you do it correctly, there’s no doubt that you will be successful. Keep on reading to find out more about what I did to secure my placement, and feel free to use these tips for your placement-searching.


The Beginning of my Journey as a Marine Engineering Placement Student

Hello students! My name is Mowi and I’m currently on a placement year working at Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine as a Marine Engineering Placement Student. I started my internship in August 2022. A little about me; I am an Aerospace Engineering student on a BEng course. If you don’t know me, I am the Treasurer […]


Mindfulness May Blog 2022

Importance of Selfcare Hi all! During my entrepreneurial journey, I can confidently say that I had to learn to work in harmony with my body and mind. It was difficult in the beginning, but slowly getting better with a lot of room for improvement. Thus, attempting to always sustain a work-life balance I have aspired […]


Pastry Puffs May Update

Introduction I am Lewis Learoyd, and I am a student on the enterprise placement pathway launch my business, Pastry Puffs. This placement scheme has provided me the financial support and mentorship I have needed to launch my business over the last year. My business, Pastry Puffs, is a vegan baking community that gives customers the […]


5 tips to make you stand out as a strong candidate in your next job interview

I’m Alessia, a Tourism Management student doing my placement year in Marketing. I have recently had the opportunity to manage the hiring process of the next placement student. Here is a list of attributes and qualities that I have observed in our strongest candidates. You can use these to help in your next job application, […]


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