Bookings for our Spring Job Market on
Tuesday 21 March 2017 are now closed.
Raise your brand profile among our 13,000 students and attract
genuinely diverse future talent to your workforce at the University
of Essex Job Market 2017.
The Spring Job Market is an exclusive event for employers of any
size with live or upcoming opportunities for our students or graduates.
Our marketplace-style fair takes place outside in gazebos throughout
our central squares, the social heart of our Colchester Campus,
through which students head to their lectures and seminars.
Open to employers with paid job roles as well as UK registered
charities with volunteering opportunities, the focus is very much on live
opportunities that students or graduates can apply to right now.
It doesn't matter if they're full-time permanent jobs for graduates,
temporary or casual jobs for the season or ongoing part-time opportunities
for students - if you're recruiting between April and September, this fair
is for you.
The Essex student
We aim to develop students who are:
prepared for the future and equipped for lifelong learning
We're working hard to equip our students with the skills and attributes
employers seek, to turn out the future talent your business needs.
We have invested heavily in our student experience to help our students thrive.
We provide the means for them to discover their strengths, to flourish and grow with
us regardless of their background. Our commitment to their employability has been
- Winner of the Times Higher Education Award for Outstanding Support for Students
thanks to innovative employability schemes such as frontrunners work placements.
- Winner of the Local Impact Work Inspiration Award from Business in the Community.
- Finalist in the 'Most improved commitment to employability' category at the National Placement & Internship Awards 2013.
- Runner-up in the AGCAS Student and Graduate Employability Award for Excellence 2013.
- Top ten for student satisfaction (English mainstream universities, NSS 2016)
Our students learn from academics at the forefront of their fields. They
are encouraged to innovate and push the boundaries of thought.
We're ranked 9th in the UK for the quality of our academic research, and a
quarter of our research is rated as world-leading. Over 90% of our research
output is internationally recognised for its quality.
We're the UK's leading university in social sciences with politics and sociology
ranked first, economics third and linguistics fourth nationally. In humanities,
history was ranked second, and art history and philosophy feature in the top ten.
Essex Business School was ranked second in the UK for accounting and finance research.
innovative and entrepreneurial
Our students have been recognised for their innovation and entrepreneurialism
and will bring this innovative spirit with them into your workplace.
Our students won the Grand Final of this year's IBM Universities Business Challenge
and came third in the 2013 National Student Apprentice (NSA) Challenge. Enactus Essex
won the Best Professional Development Programme award at the RBS Enterprising Student
Society Accreditation (ESSA) awards and we are in the top five for enterprising students
in the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Group rankings, which recognise how students get
involved in university life through organising activities, events, volunteering and fundraising.
culturally diverse and globally aware
The diversity of our student body creates a vibrant campus experience – generating
a diverse, globally and culturally aware candidate pool to enrich your workforce.
We are one of the UK's most internationally diverse campus universities with students drawn
from many different cultural and economic backgrounds. We are proud of our diverse student
community, our strong links with leading universities across the world and the global impact
of our work. We offer our students free language learning alongside their degree and have
vastly grown our Essex Abroad offer, enabling our home students to broaden their horizons.
We concentrate more on the future potential of our students than we do on their background.
Don't just take our word for it. Exhibit at our Job Market and find out what our students are like for yourself.
- Early bird rate (available until Friday 10 February 2017): £35 + VAT (£42)
- Standard rate (available from Saturday 11 February 2017): £50 + VAT (£60)
- Registered Charity / Armed Forces rate: £25 + VAT (£30)
How to book
To apply for a stand, please complete the booking form and email it to
email@example.com, along with:
- a copy of your organisation’s Public Liability Insurance Certificate (unless covered by Crown Indemnity)
- a JPEG of your organisation’s logo
- a Purchase Order Number (so we can invoice you)
Once we've confirmed your booking we will email you a set of instructions for the day.
If you have any questions about this or any of our other events, please don't hesitate to contact us via email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01206 874596.