Students Staff

Partnership working

Dedicated careers advisers

You can get advice from careers advisers on embedding careers and employability in the curriculum, and making sense of the graduate labour market and Graduate Outcomes data. Careers advisers can also deliver career development learning within the curriculum with undergraduate students in your school or department.

Refer your students

We encourage students to engage with us and we ask that you direct your students to us if they have careers-related questions. We offer:

  • one-to-one support for students and graduates
  • a programme of events, including our annual careers fair
  • an Information Team
  • Essex CareerHub, our dedicated job vacancy board
  • resources and publications that students can use in our centre or take away

If you are approached by employers with vacancies, please direct them to our information for employers, or if your department wishes to recruit a student, please contact us to discuss how we can support you further.

Essex Interns

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Internships are an excellent way to earn money and develop a stand-out CV. Register with us for information on paid internship opportunities with local, national and even international employers.


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Frontrunners is our original placement scheme that offers students paid work opportunities on campus. You'll get on-placement training and great experience to add to your CV.

Big Essex Award

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Join the 6,000+ students who have completed The Big Essex Award so far and get University recognition for all of your extra-curricular activities on your HEAR. We’ll help you identify your skills and sell your experience to employers.

Study abroad

Study Abroad

We make it possible for you to undertake study abroad, either during your Essex course or by attending Essex whilst you are studying elsewhere. You will find study abroad extremely worthwhile and enjoyable, both socially and educationally.