The Careers Fair

Raise your brand, recruit new talent

careers fair

Raise your brand profile and meet our diverse population of students at our biggest annual recruitment event.

Bookings are now open.

The Careers Fair 2019

Friday 18 October 2019

10am - 3.30pm

Essex is going places - join us!

With bold expansion plans for the future Essex is the one to watch.

Crowned University of the Year 2018 in the Times Education Awards 2018. 

Rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017.

Proud to be the 15th most international university in the world with our cohort of nearly 15,000 students. 

Lives are transformed at Essex. Our unique campus communities boast students from 170 different nations. This diverse community allows our students to make international contacts and develop an understanding of other cultures that equips them for an increasingly globalised labour market.

Our students come to Essex from a range of backgrounds, including 30% from areas that typically send very few students into Higher Education. A staggering 37% of our students come from households with incomes of less than £25,000 and a significant proportion of those are the first in their family to come to university.

Having taken this bold step; 80% of these students then go on to gain good degrees at Essex.

As our recent TEF Gold rating showed, not only do our students receive a high-quality academic experience at Essex, they also have a greater chance of getting a graduate-level job or entering further study when they leave; than if they had attended a similar university with a similar student profile.

The unique transformative education we offer allows our students to go into the world and make a difference.

Last years' Careers Fair was our biggest and best yet with over 1800 students and graduates through the doors in the space of four and a half hours, there really is no better way to raise your brand profile on campus!

We are also serious about our commitment to equality, social mobility and diversity... The Times Higher Education Awards judging panel said “Unabashed in its strategy to recruit students on the basis of potential rather than just prior achievement, and [The University of Essex} has helped them to fulfil that potential."

Did we mention that The University of Essex has was awarded the prestigious title of University of the Year 2018 at the Times Higher Education Awards 2018?

Join us at our Careers Fair and find out why!

Stand prices start at £75 + VAT for NfP/Armed Forces and £150 + VAT for commercial organisations.


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Who the Fair is aimed at

This Fair is targeted towards recruiters and their representatives with insight opportunities, placement years, summer internships, graduate schemes and other graduate jobs and opportunities relevant to our student body, as well as professional and membership bodies able to provide careers information, advice and support to our students and third party student and graduate recruitment service providers.

We are mindful of providing a good variety of opportunity for our students and therefore need to ensure a wide variety of sectors and job roles are represented. For this reason we reserve the right to decline any bookings that we feel do not fulfil this remit or provide a good match.

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.

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