Students Staff

Support for Essex graduates

At Essex we believe in a culture of membership, so as a graduate from the University you have access to careers support for your whole lifetime. We understand that becoming established in the jobs market and developing your career isn’t always easy. We know that the path to success may not be straight or smooth. Every person’s situation is unique. So we want to be there for you, whatever your circumstances.

Contact us and we’ll put you in touch with the right person in the team to speak to.

Graduated with a UG degree in Summer 2019?

Then you need to sign up to Generation Essex, the career support package to help you prepare for life beyond Essex. By joining Generation Essex you will be able to access:

  • Paid internships ring-fenced for Essex graduates
  • Grants for starting your own business or freelancing
  • Help with job hunting, the application process and interviews
  • Support with applying for further study or teacher training
  • Tailored advice from our knowledgeable careers advisers /li>
  • A range of professional skills workshops, networking events and online resources
  • Our monthly newsletter full of useful information about planning your career and how to keep motivated in your search
  • And much more!

Access these fantastic opportunities today! After this, our ongoing advice and guidance is available for life after you graduate.

Find out more about Generation Essex

"Honestly, thank you so much for Essex interns getting in touch and getting me to apply because this internship has completely changed my life. For me, this internship hasn't just been a great experience, it has literally changed and transformed my life for the better. The skills I have gained, the opportunities I have been given have been out of this world. I can't be grateful enough."
Michael Lane, BSc Biological Sciences, 2017

Support for graduates

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.

Get your CV reviewed, get a careers advice appointment (also offered over the phone or via skype!), get your next job application reviewed or get in touch about interview prep and support. We’re here to help you to take your next step. Email

CareerHub, the Essex students and graduates jobs board, is FULL of vacancies for graduate jobs and paid graduate internships. If you’re still looking for your dream job then you still have access. Check it as often as you check Instagram and don’t miss a beat. Check CareerHub now..

If you are having trouble accessing CareerHub since you graduated please visit our Accessing Essex CareerHub page.

Internal resources

External resources

Graduate Outcomes

The Graduate Outcomes survey is a national survey of all UK university leavers. It show us what you're doing 15 months after you graduate, whether that's employment or further study. Keep an eye out for an email with a unique link so you can complete the survey online. You may also be contacted by telephone and asked to complete the survey over the phone. 

Your alumni membership

You are part of the alumni community, one of nearly 95,000 alumni in 130 countries.

With invitations to exclusive social and professional networking events in the UK and internationally, alumni benefits including JSTOR access and discounts on postgraduate study, an alumni card for getting in to campus events and a monthly newsletter, Essex is here to support your next steps.

Keep in touch with classmates and network with other Essex Alumni on the University of Essex Alumni LinkedIn group.

Find out more about the Essex Alumni offer and keep up to date with events and the Essex network

Contact us

Student Development, Careers Services team

University of Essex

Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ

Telephone 01206 874000


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Online community

Alumni online community

As an Essex graduate there are lots of ways to keep in touch, and the best place to start is by registering on our alumni website and making sure your details are up to date.


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Introducing CareerHub+. Search for jobs and internships, create a CV from scratch, upskill yourself, book on to employability events and workshops, find out about Generation Essex, Frontrunners and more from any device.

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.

Research degrees

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Our reputation for outstanding research means that studying your research degree at Essex gives you a chance to investigate your chosen topic in real depth and reach a profound understanding.