Here to help you reach your full potential.
Get the most from your Essex experience by tapping into our professional careers service and support. The Careers team provides help and advice to help you develop your skills, find opportunities and gain experiences throughout your time at university and beyond.
Make use of our range of resources, information and services to help you find the right job.
See the types of jobs available on campus.
Information on hours, pay and national insurance regulations for working in the UK
We are here to offer you the advice and support that you need to explore global opportunities now or in the future.
Get resources and support to create the perfect CV.
Get resources and support to prepare professional cover letters.
Advice and support for every stage of the application process.
Advice and support for every type of job interview.
Specific resources and links to help you practise your approach.
Information about work placements and work based learning.
The Black Researchers’ Hub is a pioneering learning platform, which aims to break down barriers and support the next generation of black researchers at Essex as well as developing your research skills whatever your career aspirations are.
Frontrunners is the University’s unique on-campus employment opportunity scheme, supporting students with little or no previous work experience to develop a broad range of employability skills.
The Essex Interns scheme creates paid extracurricular internships that are exclusively for students and recent graduates of the University of Essex.
Volunteering is a great way to get transferrable skills on your CV, meet new friends and contribute to your community.
Discover extracurricular opportunities and gain recognition for your achievements on your transcript.
The YUFE Student Journey offers a wide range of academic programmes, language and professional training courses, and civic engagement opportunities with our partner universities across Europe.
Find out how to get involved in careers workshops, fairs, and briefing sessions.
Download our leaflets to help you find work, look into further study and find resources relevant to your chosen career plan.
Find out how to develop a career plan using four key factors: self-awareness, opportunity awareness, decision making and transition learning.
You will continue to have access for life to careers support from Essex, so if you need a bit of help or you’re not happy in your current employment, get in touch.
Discover the options available if you want to pursue further study after graduation.
The Career mentoring programme gives you a minimum of 6 hours contact with an experienced professional for one-to-one guidance, support and career coaching.
Rising stars is a university-wide initiative set up in partnership with professional organisations and graduate recruiters to improve social mobility for our diverse student population.
No matter where you are in your start-up journey, the Essex Startups team is here to help you with 1:1 advice, intensive bootcamps, helpful workshops and more.
The University of Essex is an authorised Start-up endorsing body. Our scheme is only open to eligible Essex students and recent Essex graduates (up to 3 years after graduation).
For any non-careers related help, contact our Student Services Hub.
Are you a year 1 or 2 undergraduate within the Departments of Government, Sociology, Language and Linguistics or Essex Business School? If so, we'd like to invite you to find out more about the Q-Step pathway, at our launch event, which will feature guest speakers from the University of Essex and previous Q-Step alumni.