Faculty of Science and Health


The Faculty employability team supports our students develop the skills they need to find employment after their degree.

We provide many opportunities for students to develop the skills they need to choose and secure a rewarding career:

  • Many of our degrees are professionally accredited by bodies such as the British Psychological Society (BPS), the Health Professions Council (HPC), the British Computer Society (BCS) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • All our courses help to develop employability skills within the curriculum
  • Many lecturers have professional experience and close relationships with employers
  • We offer students opportunities to undertake industrial placements, work experience or study abroad and to obtain qualifications such as the CISCO Networking qualification.
  • We encourage students to get involved in activities such as mentoring, volunteering, leading student societies, and entrepreneurship activities
  • Students can access services such as myLife - an e-portfolio to showcase their skills to employers

Careers Support

Each department has designated staff to help students with careers.  Support is also available from the University's Employability and Careers Centre, which organises a range of events throughout the year, and can offer students professional one-to-one advice and guidance on jobs related to their degree. We offer support each step of the way through focused job searching, making effective applications and preparing for interviews.


Placements give you relevant work experience, helping you to stand out when applying for graduate jobs. Find out more with our guide to work placements.

If you need support or feedback on an application please contact the Science and Health Placements Team at sh-placements@essex.ac.uk.

Graduate employment

Our graduates go into a variety of jobs and many choose to remain at Essex for further study.  Areas our graduates have found employment in include: computing, web developing, health professions, medical science, management including advertising, marketing and human resources, financial analysis, and teaching.

Graduate stories

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Spotlight on...an environmental consultant

In this blog post Essex graduate Amie Lenkowiec talks about her career in marine biology and her current work as an environmental consultant.

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