University of Surrey

Published on: 11 Dec 2014

University of Surrey

University of SurreyOn 9th September 1966 the University of Surrey was established. Located just 30 miles out from London, it has been giving students a competitive edge and desire to improve their future for many years. With a strong sense of community, a beautiful campus and state of the art facilities, the University of Surrey seems an ideal place to study. Their Food, Nutrition & Dietetics programmes ranked in the top 10 league tables and over all the University of Surrey are listed 6th in the Guardian University League Table 2015.

If you have recently graduated & are keen to start a career in the food industry, click here to see our Graduate Food Jobs in Surrey.

Living in Surrey

Surrey is located in South East England and has an estimated population of 1,132,500. It’s divided into 11 districts, 10 which are boroughs, and is an easy journey to London via car and public transport. There are many scenic spots which makes working in Surrey a beautiful place. You can find Museums, Historical Houses, Leafy Parks and Gardens just a stone’s throw your home. Though Surrey is handily located near to two major airports, Gatwick Airport and Heathrow Airport, it also has a network of quiet country lanes and stunning landscapes, providing many opportunities for walking and cycling. Why not finish your long day walking with dinner, next to an open fire, in one of the many old traditional English pubs in Surrey?

What’s there to do in Surrey?

Located in Surrey is Leith Hill, the highest point in the South East England and is probably one of the most popular natural attractions in Surrey. Climb to the top and experience beautiful panoramic views across Surrey. Take a picnic, walk the dog, take the family out, whatever you decide this is a must see!

With attractions like Thorpe Park, Go Ape Adventures, Chessington World of Adventures within driving distance, Surrey provides many family days out suitable for young children & teenagers.

If you’re a film fanatic then you’ll love being able to visit the sets of some chart topping films including, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Skyfall!

Food Manufacturers in Surrey

Being in a handy and well-populated location, many food manufacturers have invested in sites in Surrey. Listed below are just a few of the leading manufacturers based in Surrey. These are worth keeping an eye out for any potential Food Graduate vacancies.

Vestey Food Group

  • Office based in Surrey
  • Fifth generation, family-owned food business.
  • Made up of 9 separate companies
  • 450 employees
  • Operating over 10 countries
  • Source process and distribute, chilled & frozen foods across all categories, from fruit and veg to seafood

Dairy Crest

  • Head office in Surrey
  • 4500 employees across the UK
  • Home to leading brands such as Cathedral City Cheese, Clover & Country Life Butter, Frijj Milkshakes

Euphorium Bakery

  • State of the art production unit in Byfleet
  • Over 400 team members on site
  • Produce cakes, breads, patisseries for major retailers

Of course there are many more than just these 3 recruiters who provide Graduate Food jobs in Surrey so be sure to check back to for the latest vacancies!