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Saturday 20 June 2015 (booking opens 24 Apr)
Saturday 19 September 2015 (booking opens 24 Jul)
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Hit the ground running this autumn

Don’t miss Employability-Fest 2013!


Wondering how to get a job or find help with your CV? Come and meet us during Employability-Fest 2013.

With a festival feel, this year’s theme is going to be focused on fun; so come and take part, ask questions, pull up a deckchair and relax!

Plus there’s free food, music and a daily prize draw for an iPad! Find us on Square 2, 8-10th October from 11-2pm.

Employability sessions in Welcome Week

As soon as you arrive there’ll be a workshop designed just for first years. They are brand new – so don't miss out! Find the date and time of your department’s session in Welcome Week.

Complete your employability audit

your Essex checklist

We’re asking all new students (once you’ve pre-registered online) to complete a quick, online audit of your current skills, experience and other things, such as any volunteering you may have done.

Don't worry – this isn’t a test and there are no right or wrong answers! It’s just a useful snapshot so you can follow your Essex journey and build on your experiences throughout. The online audit takes no more than five minutes to complete, and at the end we'll give you some great feedback and a tailored checklist you can download (.pdf), save and print – and remember to bring your checklist with you when you arrive at Essex.

It has loads of practical advice and things you can do from day one here that will help you gain experience, develop crucial skills and ultimately make yourself more employable. Plus, you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win an iPad. So don’t delay, do your online audit today!

The EssexCV pack

Our Essex CV pack takes you through the CV-writing process from beginning to end, helping you showcase the full extent of your skills and experience, promote yourself to employers and get the opportunity you really want.

frontrunners placements

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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. Placements for the Spring Term are being advertised now.

Big Essex Award

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The Big Essex Award is an employability award run by the Employability and Careers Centre. Log your extra-curricular experience hours, add a little volunteering, and we’ll help you identify evidence and effectively sell your skills.


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Start your job search and career development now with the new Essex CareerHub resource. Log in using your regular Essex campus account details to access the jobs board and book on to our events..