Careers Services

Here to help you reach your full potential.

Get the most from your Essex experience by tapping into our professional careers service and support. The Careers team provides help and advice to help you develop your skills, find opportunities and gain experiences throughout your time at university and beyond.

CareerHub

Book yourself onto one of our events, workshops, webinars or 1-1 appointments and search a range of job opportunities. Click through to CareerHub+ to discover 24/7 careers support online via a wide range of interactive resources.


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Get a job

Where to find a job

Make use of our range of resources, information and services to help you find the right job.

Paid jobs on campus

See the types of jobs available on campus.

Regulations for working in the UK

Information on hours, pay and national insurance regulations for working in the UK

Advice for working and studying abroad

We are here to offer you the advice and support that you need to explore global opportunities now or in the future.

Get help with your applications

CV support

Get help and support with creating your CV.

How to write a cover letter

Tips to help you prepare a cover letter for job applications.

Job application support

Our advisers are here to provide feedback and advice on all manner of job applications.

Job interview support

We are able to provide you advice and tips on how to make a good impression at interviews.

Preparing for psychometric tests and assessment centres

See our advice on how to prepare for psychometric tests and assessment centres.

Get experience

Work placements and Work Based Learning

Information about work placements and work based learning.

Frontrunners

Frontrunners is the University’s unique on-campus employment opportunity scheme, supporting students with little or no previous work experience to develop a broad range of employability skills.

Internships

The Essex Interns scheme creates paid extracurricular internships that are exclusively for students and recent graduates of the University of Essex.

Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to get transferrable skills on your CV, meet new friends and contribute to your community.

Chart My Path and Big Essex Award

Chart My Path helps you to navigate the extra-curricular and voluntary opportunities available at Essex. Get recognition for your achievements through the Big Essex Award.

Get career ready

Careers events

Find out how to get involved in careers workshops, fairs, and briefing sessions.

Careers leaflets

Download our leaflets to help you find work, look into further study and find resources relevant to your chosen career plan.

Develop a career plan

Find out how to develop a career plan using four key factors: self-awareness, opportunity awareness, decision making and transition learning.

Careers support for graduates and alumni

You will continue to have access for life to careers support from Essex, so if you need a bit of help or you’re not happy in your current employment, get in touch.

Postgraduate studies

Discover the options available if you want to pursue further study after graduation.

Career mentoring programme

The Career mentoring programme gives you a minimum of 6 hours contact with an experienced professional for one-to-one guidance, support and career coaching.

Rising Stars

Rising stars is a university-wide initiative set up in partnership with professional organisations and graduate recruiters to improve social mobility for our diverse student population.

Student entrepreneurship

Starting your own business

No matter where you are in your startup journey, the Essex Startups team is here to help you with 121 advice, intensive bootcamps, helpful workshops and more.

Start-up visa

The University of Essex is an authorised Start-up endorsing body. Our scheme is only open to eligible Essex students and recent Essex graduates (up to 3 years after graduation).

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Contact us
Colchester Campus Ground floor of the Silberrad Student Centre
Southend Campus The Info Point, second floor of The Forum

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Need further help?

For any non-careers related help, contact our Student Services Hub.