What we do

We work with students, graduates, University staff and employers (including entrepreneurs and the not-for-profit sector) to enhance the employability of Essex students and graduates, enrich their experience and add value to the wider community.

Our mission statement

Our mission is to give students a transformative education by providing fantastic developmental experiences and helping them to make the most of these experiences so they become more employable. In so doing we contribute to the University’s aim of excellence in education and research.

You can download our What We Offer leaflet (.pdf) to read and keep for easy access.

Matrix accreditation

We were re-accredited by the Matrix quality standard in 2013 which assures the quality of information, advice and guidance.

Awards and recognition

  • Winner of the AGCAS Award for Employability Project of the Year 2015, in recognition of the frontrunners scheme.
  • Winner of THE Awards 2013 for Outstanding Support for Students.
  • Winner of Business In the Community Local Impact Award for Work Inspiration 2013 (Eastern Region).
  • Top 4 Finalist amongst UK Universities for Most Improved Commitment to Employability in the National Placements & Internship Awards 2013.
  • Runner-up in the AGCAS Student and Graduate Employability Award for Excellence 2013.