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Don’t know where to start? Start with an internship

Did you know that each year Essex Interns create paid graduate level internships exclusively for University of Essex graduates? You still have to apply but you’ll ONLY be competing with Essex graduates for these internships (not 100s of graduates from across the UK); so if you put in a great application you’ve got a great chance of securing an interview and ultimately the job!

Last year Essex Interns successfully placed over 100 Class of 2016 University of Essex graduates into paid internships. Many of these graduates were offered extensions and even permanent positions on completion of their placements!

They’re a great way to open doors, develop your confidence and skills, and will go a long way towards updating your CV – crucial to help you stand out ahead of the 2018 graduates hitting the marketplace!

And they’re not just in Essex, we have opportunities across Essex and London (and occasionally elsewhere too - in previous years we have worked alongside specific graduates to find opportunities as far afield as Birmingham and Brighton).

So what are you waiting for?

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But don’t just take our word for it:

“I applied for research assistant and psychology assistant jobs and work experience but was struggling to get my foot in the door of the mental health sector.

I've gained so much both in the field and in general things like administration and event planning. It's been quite a varied role which I've really enjoyed.

I have a wealth of new skills and work experience for my CV and it’s given me exposure to working with and supporting adults with mental health needs. I recently interviewed to become a Mental Health Support Worker at Creative Support and got told straight after that I had got the job!”
Jessica Holland, BA Psychology, 2016 graduate, Support Session Worker Intern for Creative Support, Birmingham