Jobs & Careers Guide

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There are plenty of resources that the SU and University offer, and this is your guide to all things Jobs, Careers & Employability. 

Want to work for the SU?

Check SU Vacancies here. If you're a current student, we employ students in our venue The SU Lounge as well as to help out with Just Play. If you're a graduate, or just about to graduate, why not look at a permanent staff opportunity with the team in Southend, or at one of the other campuses. 

Need help with applying for jobs?

The Careers Team in Southend offer one-to-one support appointments where you can get help with CV's, cover letters, interview preparation and part-time job hunting. You can book an appointment via the Student Services desk (The Forum, second floor), CareerHub, sending them an email at or by calling 01702 328444.

Want to start your own business? 

Essex Startups are here to help you get your buesinness ready.  From mini bootcamps and expert workshops, to Studio X - a collaborative space to develop ideas and engage with smart people and smart tech, this team has everthing you need to get started, or to keep going. They have a facebook page too, so make sure you follow them to keep up to date with their events, social media competitions and get start-uptips.

Head to Essex CareerHub and search 'Essex Startups' in events and take your pick. 

Have a project that you need funded? Put it on CLICK. CLICK is the free Essex crowdfunding platform. You get all the support you need from the Philanthropy Office and there's even matchfunding for student projects - for every £1 raised, the University will give you £1 (up to £250). 


Looking for volunteering opportunities?

Volunteer Southend is the local volunteering agency in Southend, that works with a variety of charities, community groups and organisations, matching them with volunteers that suit their project/needs best. If you're looking for work experience or just to help the local community, this is a great resource! 
Whether you're volunteering on or off the campus, there might be an oppotunity to log your efforts towards The Big Essex Award. The award will recognise the extra-curricular and voluntary activities that you complete during your time at Essex. At the end of the year your points go towards a certificate award, which you can present to prospective employers as evidence of your work, apart from your studies, during your time at Essex.