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Our Careers Centre

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.

Start building your career today

It’s never too early to start thinking of your career beyond graduation. So get the most from your Essex experience by tapping into our friendly, professional employability and careers support. Whether it’s coming along to our events, to getting one-to-one careers advice, we can we help to enhance your employability and point you to ways to develop your skills and improve your CV. Find out more about these great ways to get involved.

How we can help

  • Events - throughout the year you can get involved in workshops, fairs, and briefing sessions.
  • Jobs - sign-up to CareerHub for live vacancies if you’re looking for part-time work while studying.
  • Applications - make your CV stand out with our Essex CV pack and other supporting resources.
  • Internships - get a paid internship with a local or national employer by joining our excellent scheme.
  • Big Essex Award - showcase your extra-curricular achievements to prove your strong employability-factor.
  • Frontrunners - get an on-campus placement with our award-winning paid work experience scheme.
  • On-campus work experience - paid and unpaid opportunities, such as student ambassadors, peer mentors and Resident Support Network
  • Volunteering - benefit the local community through the V-Team and other volunteering initiatives.