Job Market

Roll up! Take your place

Tap into a genuinely diverse talent pool of around 13,000 students at the University of Essex Spring Job Market 2018.

The Spring Job Market will take place on Tuesday 24 April 2018 from 11am - 3pm at our busy Colchester Campus. 



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.

Open to any employers with paid opportunities to promote as well as UK registered charities with volunteering opportunities, the focus is very much on live or upcoming opportunities for students or graduates.

It doesn't matter if they're permanent graduate roles, temporary or casual jobs for the season, or ongoing part-time opportunities - if you're recruiting between April and the summer the Spring Job Market is for you!

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.


  • Early Bird Rate (available until Friday 9th February 2018) - £35.00 + VAT (£42.00)
  • Standard Rate (available from Saturday 10th February 2018) - £50.00 + VAT (£60.00)
  • Registered Charity / Armed Forces Rate - £25.00 + VAT (£30.00)

How to book

To apply for a place, send us:

  1. Your completed booking form (.doc)
  2. A high quality JPEG of your company logo
  3. A copy of your public liability insurance certificate (unless covered by Crown Indemnity)
  4. A Purchase Order Number (so we can invoice you)

Spring 2017 Job Market

Find out about the spring fair and listen to some of the exhibitors:

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