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. 
The next event will be on Tuesday 9 October from 11am - 3pm. Book your place

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 part time work that can be flexible around their studies. We also ask for employers to have live or upcoming vacancies to promote, so students can apply for work as soon as possible.

We will consider applications from employers who offer full time graduate work, placement years, paid internships, graduate schemes or volunteering for UK registered charities, but please note that our annual Careers Fair on Friday 19 October may be a better forum for these kind of opportunities.


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 are:

  • Early bird rate: £40 + VAT (applies to bookings made before 31 August 2018)
  • Standard rate: £60 + VAT (applies to bookings made from 1 September 2018)
  • Charity / Armed Forces/NfP rate: £30 + VAT

How to book

Book your place. If you have any queries please email

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