Frontrunners is our unique placement scheme for students. We'll give
you challenging employment opportunities and help you develop
the skills you need to compete for the best jobs. Not only that, but we'll
give you on-the-job training and pay you, too.
All placements are on based on campus within departments, sections and
administrative areas. Each placement has a supervisor
who'll support and guide you along the way.
Frontrunners is open to all students and
placements are advertised
three times a year. Don't worry if you have limited previous experience, our placements
will give you the opportunity to beef up your CV.
Already completed a frontrunner placement and want more
experience? Frontrunners plus gives you the chance to take your skills
to the next level.
- Receive on-the-job training and get paid
- Develop professional work skills
- Prepares students for their future careers after graduating
- Enhances the experience for Essex students
Applications for staff
Find out what's involved in setting up a placement.
Staff applications are accepted in January for placements in the summer vacation. The application form has
been updated, so please download a new one.
Student success stories
Thanks to frontrunners, lots of students have gone on to work in specialist areas after graduation. Find out what past frontrunners and
supervisors have said about the scheme with our testimonials.
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.