Student employability and careers
We have lots of careers events and workshops running this term, all designed to
help you develop skills, research future career options and meet employers. Some are one-off annual events, so don't miss out.
As a University of Essex student, there are a range of careers and
employability opportunities and services available to you during and after your
Employability and Careers Centre
The Employability and Careers Centre (E&CC) offers expert
advice on graduate careers, postgraduate courses, CVs and job applications,
interviews, internships, and professional developments skills. They can help you
access a range of opportunities and resources during your studies and up to
three years after graduation.
The Employability and Careers Centres are located:
- Colchester Campus, Square 2
- Southend Campus, Gateway Building, Floor 3
Please visit in person to arrange an
Employability opportunities and resources
Essex Interns is here to help
you find paid internships with local, national or international employers.
This service is open to you throughout your studies at Essex, and for up to
three years after graduation. Internships vary in duration and can be full-time
(after graduation or outside term-time) or part-time (to fit around your
studies). It's never too soon to start thinking about your employability, so
register today by emailing:
firstname.lastname@example.org for a
registration form. You can keep up to date with the latest opportunities on
the Essex Interns Facebook
page, or Essex Interns Twitter page.
Frontrunners is the University's work placement
scheme which offers you opportunities for paid employment around campus.
CareerHub is a
searchable database that can help you find casual or part-time work while
studying, including vacation jobs. It also provides final year students with
information on graduate schemes, graduate employers and job vacancies. Register
to receive email alerts when relevant opportunities are posted.
The Essex CV
The Essex CV is a resource pack to take
you through the CV writing process. It will help to give you the best possible
start in the graduate job market and to capitalise on your experiences at Essex.
The Big Essex award
The Big Essex Award is the University's Employability Award.
It aims to help identify the skills you've developed over your time
at Essex so you can show future employers why they should hire you. Email
email@example.com for further details.
Languages for all
As a University of Essex student, you can learn a language alongside your
degree at no additional cost with the
Languages for all
(LfA) programme. Developing core language skills will improve your chances of
graduate employment, expand options for studying, working and travelling
internationally, as well as increasing your global and cultural awareness.
Study abroad offers you great opportunities to
spend a term or a full year studying in another country. This is a great way to
enhance your employability.
Jobs in the Students' Union
The University of Essex Students' Union offers a range of job opportunities
across our campuses. Information on available positions can be found on the
Students' Union job opportunities page.
Departmental Employability Development Directors
Each department has an Employability Development Director (EDD) who coordinates employability
and careers-related activities and acts as a point of contact for students:
Faculty Employability team
Lynne Jordan and Ann Ord are the lead Careers Advisers for the Faculty. They represent the
Employability and Careers Centre and keep staff up to date with current services and initiatives. Working
Departmental Employability Development Directors in
departments they deliver workshops on job-hunting skills in the departments and
support careers events and employability related work in the curriculum.
Helen Ivory supports the Faculty with a range of employability and careers activities and services. She provides 1:1 support for students, organises and facilitates events, and designs and delivers a variety of relevant and interesting workshops.
Helen Ivory - Faculty Employability Officer
Telephone +44 (0)1206 87 3471
Faculty placements team
The Faculty placements team work with staff, students and employers to promote employability
opportunities, including placements and curriculum-linked internships.
Karen Gooch - Faculty Placements Manager
Telephone +44 (0)1206 87 3881
Samm Alder - Faculty Placements Officer
Telephone +44 (0)1206 87 3936
All our students can learn languages in a number of ways, including as part of your degree, in evening
classes or online at no extra cost, or via Essex Modern Language Certificates.
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.
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.
Our Employability and Careers Centre helps you develop the skills for a successful career. Our friendly staff and excellent resources help you to make
informed career choices and to enter your chosen field.