The Careers Fair

Raise your brand, recruit new talent

careers fair

Raise your brand profile and meet our diverse population of students at The Careers Fair.

The date for this year's Careers Fair is yet to be confirmed, but to register your interest please email

Your audience

Ranked 22nd in the UK (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018), and with nearly 14,000 students and ambitious growth plans for the future, Essex is the one to watch.

The fair is open to all our students and graduates and provides you with a unique opportunity to:

  • raise your brand profile on campus
  • meet our diverse population of students
  • promote your organisation to generate a recruitment pipeline for the vacancies you want to fill both now and in the future

More students and more interaction

Our Careers Fair is our biggest and best event for large scale graduate recruiters. With space for 60 exhibitors in our Sports Centre, and approx. 1,500 students attending, it’s your chance to raise your brand profile and promote your graduate schemes, internship and placement year opportunities to our students.

In addition to your stand at the fair you will get:

  • widepread on-campus and digital promotion including comprehensive social media coverage
  • free parking, wifi, and refreshments including a hot lunch
  • limited additional sponsorship opportunities will also be available on request from

The Essex Graduate

At Essex we are:

Championing social mobility

At Essex we believe that where you’ve come from shouldn’t restrict where you can go. With high numbers of Essex students coming from low socio-economic backgrounds, we are serious about diversity and social mobility because we know how far they’ve already risen to get here.

With innovative programmes like Rising Stars, backed by PwC, Civil Service Fast Stream and other top recruiters, we are working to remove barriers of entry and to prepare the brightest and the best of our students to become the kind of candidates you need, regardless of background, and giving them the chance to shine.

Uniquely international

Essex is a genuine global community. With more than 140 countries represented within our student body, and nearly 40% of our students from overseas, we are one of the most internationally-diverse universities in the UK. We are also ranked in the world's top 20 universities for international outlook by Times Higher Education.

Essex students are globally aware and prepared for the future. They can bring diversity, an enhanced cultural awareness and a truly international outlook to your business.

Developing your future workforce

We’ve been busy investing in our students – recognising what they have already achieved and nurturing their drive, ambition and talents to help them continue on to where they deserve to be. We’ve built placement years and career development learning into our degree programmes, working closely with employers and alumni to enrich students’ learning, broaden their career perspectives, and instil professionalism.

We are working to ensure students are ready to enter the graduate job market as confident and resilient practitioners who bring valuable skills and fresh thinking to the workplace. Essex students graduate with a sound awareness of the skills that employers are looking for and the ability to develop, articulate and demonstrate them. They’re ready to enter your workplace.


The Careers Fair will be open for bookings soon. Email us with your details and we'll make sure you're kept up to date about future events.

2016 Careers Fair

Find out more about our careers fairs 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 872494