Job Market

Roll up! Take your place

Our Job Market will take place around Easter time and is an opportunity for organisations with open recruitment to graduates schemes, placement years, internships, insight events, volunteering or even part-time and seasonal jobs to promote these to our students and graduates.

If you would like to be notified when this event opens for bookings please contact

How it works

This 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 ideal for employers who can offer students paid work over the summer such as internships or seasonal jobs, as well as graduate work, as well as permanent graduate opportunities, placement years or volunteering opportunities.

(Please note this is a walk through event which is held outside in a series of gazebos on our campus squares).


We have three rates available. (The rates quoted below do not include VAT (this will be added to your final invoice). 

  • Early Bird Rate = £40 + VAT (Bookings made before Sunday 16 February 2020)
  • Standard Rate = £60 + VAT (Bookings made from Monday 17 February 2020)
  • Charity / Armed Forces/NfP Rate = £30 + VAT

We 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.

How to book

Apply for a space at the Job Market using our booking form.

The Essex student

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 and we are The Times Higher Education University of the Year 2018!

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
Student Development University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 872495