Students Staff

Class of 2019

Generation Essex for graduates

Recently graduated and still not sure what you want to do? Don’t panic! There’s still time to sign up for Generation Essex and access help to secure your dream graduate job, get your business started or apply for postgraduate study.

How Generation Essex can help you

Setting up on your own?

Are you a recent Essex graduate with a great business idea but need some kit or space to get it off the ground? Start-Up grants are still available from the University of Essex and could help you get started.

It isn’t easy to start a business, become self-employed or go freelance, so we’re offering Start-Up grants of up to either £500 or £1000. Whether you need to purchase equipment, some space to work or some additional training or qualifications, a Start-Up grant could be yours.  

To apply, complete the application form and, if successful, you could have the money in your bank account within a few weeks.  We will even help successful applicants with additional advice and support to grow your business by offering 1:1 mentoring support via the Essex Startups Team.

For more information take a look at the FAQs or email

Need help with your job search?

You have extended access to CareerHub after you graduate so check it out and apply for graduate schemes, jobs and internships. Don’t forget to log in using your graduate account details.  

If you haven’t already, check out Essex Interns. They create paid internships for all Essex graduates, some of which are exclusively for you, just search #GE2019 on CareerHub for the current vacancies.

Want to develop your professional skills?

As a recent graduate you can still access our careers events and workshops. Whether you want to boost your CV writing, interview techniques or build a professional online profile, we have the event for you to get you confident about applying for jobs.  Head to CareerHub to secure your place now!


If you can’t come back to campus for one of our events don’t forget CareerHub+ resources are available online to help you build and develop your CV, prepare for assessment centres and even practice your interview technique 24/7 from any device.

Want 1:1 support?

You’re part of the Essex family and you have access to careers support for life. To book an appointment for 1:1 careers advice or support with an application or interview email

What are you waiting for? Join Generation Essex or email for more information.