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What is frontrunners?

frontrunners videos

Watch our students who have undertaken frontrunners placements talk about what they enjoyed, the skills they gained and their tips for applying. A frontrunners supervisor also reveals what he looks for when shortlisting applicants.

Frontrunners is the University’s unique placement scheme which gives students the opportunity to undertake challenging employment around campus and develop the higher-level skills they need to compete for the best jobs. The scheme is open to all University of Essex students, and offers paid, on-placement training.

There are two levels: frontrunners and frontrunners Plus. Placements are between one and three terms long, and up to 8 hours per week during term-time and Christmas and Easter; 18 hours per week over the summer. Frontrunners also supports students in developing their ability to reflect on and articulate the skills they have acquired. Many frontrunners have gone on to work in specialist areas after graduation which relate to their placement experience. Have a look at our success stories for further details.

Applications open for students

We are not currently advertising any frontrunners placements.

Applications for staff

We are not currently accepting staff applications. The next application round will be for staff to have a frontrunner starting in the Spring Term 2015-16.

“Frontrunners provides you with the opportunity to contribute to your Department and the University, undertaking achievable and tangible tasks. My placement in the Department of Sociology was highly enjoyable and provided me with a detailed insight into the administration and running of an academic Department."
Robin Brooker

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