Your career options
Our graduates acquire exceptional skills during their time at Essex and have gained jobs with a wide variety of top employers. IT
graduates are in high demand and our graduate profiles demonstrate the versatility of the qualifications that we offer.
Computing and electronics are major industries both in the UK and across
the globe and demand for graduates of these disciplines is outstripping
supply. We regularly update our courses to keep up with current trends in
the sector and ensure that our graduates have the skills that employers are
looking for. As well as technical knowledge, you will leave Essex with
transferable skills such as communication, team-working, analytical and
numerical skills, time management and project management.
Most of our undergraduate courses give you the option of spending a year
on an industrial placement or
studying abroad, which can make you stand out from the crowd in the
graduate job market.
All our students complete a capstone project in their final year, which
you can hear more about in the video below:
Many of our courses are accredited by the
British Computer Society (BCS) and the
Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET). We encourage our students
to become members of both organisations, and their
accreditation of our courses gives you an accelerated pathway to full
membership after you graduate.
Diverse career options
Our graduates have been very successful in finding employment as systems
analysts, software engineers, programmers and electronic design engineers.
Some of the companies and organisations where our former students are now
- Force India F1
- BAE Systems
- RBC Capital Markets.
Our undergraduate courses also equip you
to pursue postgraduate study and research.
Employability and Careers Centre
Throughout your time at Essex, advisors at our
Employability and Careers Centre will be available to help you formulate
your career plan.
We have lots of careers events and workshops running this term, all designed to
help you develop skills, research future career options and meet employers. Some are one-off annual events, so don't miss out.
frontrunners is our original placement scheme that offers students paid work opportunities on campus. You'll get on-placement training and great experience to add to your CV.
Internships are an excellent way to earn money and develop a stand-out CV. Register with us for
information on paid internship opportunities with local, national and even international employers.
Big Essex Award
Join the 2,000+ students who have completed The Big Essex Award so far and get University recognition for all of your extra-curricular
activities. We’ll help you identify your skills and sell your experience to employers.