Job Market

Roll up! Take your place

Tap into a genuinely diverse talent pool of around 14,000 students at the University of Essex Job Market. 
Save the Date! The Spring Job Market will return on Thursday 25 April 2019 from 11am - 3pm on Squares 4 and 5. Register your interest by emailing

How it works

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.

It's targeted towards employers who can offer students paid work through the summer such as internships or seasonal roles, as well as graduate work, placement years or volunteering opportunities that will be live over Spring / Summer so students can apply for work as soon as possible.


We will provide you with a gazebo, a trestle table, two chairs, parking, WiFi and exhibitor pack. You're welcome to bring your own pull-up stand, tablecloth, and other publicity materials and merchandise for your stand on the day.

Our rates for our next event will be confirmed soon. 

How to book

Register your interest for attending the next Job Market event by emailing

The Essex student

We aim to develop students who are:

  • globally engaged and ethically aware
  • enterprising and prepared for the future
  • equipped for research and life-long learning
  • able to creatively apply their subject knowledge to enrich the wider world

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. They are encouraged to innovate and push the boundaries of thought. They have been recognised for their innovation and entrepreneurialism and will bring this innovative spirit with them into your workplace. Our commitment to their employability has been recognised nationally.

The diversity of our student body creates a vibrant campus experience – generating a diverse, globally and culturally aware candidate pool to enrich your workforce.

Don't just take our word for it. Exhibit at our Job Market and find out what our students are like for yourself.

Want to know more about the Job Market?

To get a feel for how the Job Market works and listen to some of the previous exhibitors, watch the video below:

Get in touch
Employability and Careers Centre University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 874596