Careers services

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.

Essex Careers Services are not part of any combined careers services and has a wealth of expertise to meet the needs of an Essex student.


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Book yourself onto one of our events, workshops, webinars or 1-1 appointments and search a range of job opportunities. Click through to CareerHub+ to discover 24/7 careers support online via a wide range of interactive resources.

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Career action planning

Career planning is a process for you to take control of your career and future direction.

Job searching

Find out about graduate schemes, graduate jobs and internships, as well as a range of other job search resources and information.

LinkedIn explained

Join the world's largest professional network.

Part-time work in Colchester

Want to boost your employability? Get a part-time job in Colchester, on campus or remotely and develop essential skills for your CV.

Part-time work in Southend

Want to boost your employability? Get a part-time job in Southend, on campus or remotely and develop essential skills for your CV.

Where to find a job

Make use of our range of resources, information and services to help you find the right job.

Paid jobs on campus

See the types of jobs available on campus.

Regulations for working in the UK

Information on hours, pay and national insurance regulations for working in the UK

Advice for working and studying abroad

We are here to offer you the advice and support that you need to explore global opportunities now or in the future.

Get application support

Cover letters explained

A cover letter should complement your CV, but not duplicate it. Use your letter to add context to your application.

CVs explained

A CV is a short, factual document that you use to market yourself to employers or organisations.

Your CV

Get resources and support to create the perfect CV.

Job interviews explained

Job interviews help employers and potential employees make informed decisions about selecting the most qualified and compatible candidate for the job.

Tailoring your job application

Getting your application right gives you the best chance of making it through to the next stage of the selection process.

How to write a cover letter

Get resources and support to prepare professional cover letters.

Your job application

Advice and support for every stage of the application process.

Job interview support

Advice and support for every type of job interview.

Preparing for psychometric tests and assessment centres

Specific resources and links to help you practise your approach.

Get experience

Work placements and Work Based Learning

Information about work placements and work based learning.

Black Researchers' Hub

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.

Career mentoring programme

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.


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.

Essex Interns

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.

Chart My Path and Big Essex Award

Discover extracurricular opportunities and gain recognition for your achievements on your transcript.

YUFE: Study and training opportunities across Europe

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.

Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers is our career exploration programme for students who are first in their family to go to university or from low-income households.

Get career ready

Careers events

Find out how to get involved in careers workshops, fairs, and briefing sessions.

Careers support for disabled students

This information explores steps you can take to increase your confidence in navigating recruitment as you begin to build your career.

Industry careers leaflets

Download our leaflets to help you find work, look into further study and find resources relevant to your chosen career plan.

Develop a career plan

Find out how to develop a career plan using four key factors: self-awareness, opportunity awareness, decision making and transition learning.

Careers support for graduates and alumni

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.

Postgraduate studies

Discover the options available if you want to pursue further study after graduation.

Support for international students

Applying for work in the UK

If you're an international student, find out what you need to know about applying for work in the UK.

Search for opportunities with employers

As an international candidate, you have unique skills, strengths, and experience to offer UK employers.

Resources and support for international students

Get support to develop a career plan and develop your skills.

Student entrepreneurship

Starting your own business

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 Team

Meet the Careers Services team

Find out more about our Careers Services Team and how our dedicated professionals are committed to guiding you towards your professional aspirations and unlocking your potential career.

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Contact us
Colchester Campus Ground floor of the Silberrad Student Centre
Southend Campus The Info Point, second floor of The Forum

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Need further help?

For any non-careers related help, contact our Student Services Hub.

Upcoming careers events
Daniel & Clara: The Watcher and the Bird
The J.A. Baker Archive
Brutal But Beautiful
Annual Essex Law Lecture: Doing human rights in a time of turbulence