Careers and Employability
What we do
The Careers and Employability Service can provide you with all the advice and resources you need, to support you in accessing information about careers as well as developing your key employability skills. We are committed to successfully preparing you for your future!
We can help you enhance your employment prospects in today’s competitive graduate job market by providing you with the opportunities and knowledge you need for future employment and or postgraduate study. We want to empower you to make informed decisions on your course progression and open up the options which are available to you, in order to support you as you work towards your careers goals.
Working alongside collaborative partners and graduate employers the Careers and Employability Service offers friendly, professional one to one support and tailored workshops to undergraduates and graduates.
What we offer
- One-to-one guidance with our qualified Careers Co-ordinators. Appointments are available to book. This is an opportunity to discuss a range of topics including: careers choice, planning and progression routes.
- Skills workshops – Attend a group workshop covering a range of employability topics.
- Daily ‘quick query’ lunch time drop in sessions and online live social media Q&As.
- Events on Campus, Careers Fairs, Networking events and more. Details of these events will be provided throughout the academic year.
- Access to an Online Careers Platform.
- Employability Award.
- Information and resources located in The Forum Careers Station and online on canvas specifically designed for your course and career path.
Why visit our service?
At University Centre South Essex you will have the opportunity to consider your future career and prepare to find employment. The Careers and Employability service offers impartial advice which caters for your individual needs. One-to-one appointments and workshops provide the opportunity for undergraduate students to develop important careers related skills and knowledge, such as CV design, interview techniques and much more.
We have received Matrix national recognition for quality of careers information, advice and guidance. We offer employability support for students who have learning difficulties, disabilities and mental health issues. We can assist with complex career concerns. So, please don’t hesitate to book an appointment with our friendly team to discuss your specific career path, assist you if you’re unsure of what direction to go in or need some additional support whilst studying your chosen course. Or attend one of our events/workshops to kick start your career now! We aim to help increase your awareness of employment opportunities available to you and improve your employability skills, to help you progress onto graduate employment and reach your full potential.
The HE Careers & Employability Team have a range of resources available to help you develop your careers & employability skills and to overcome any potential barriers to progressing onto either postgraduate study or employment.
The HE Careers & Employability Team are excited to launch our brand new careers platform for all HE Students!
In addition to our virtual and face-to-face services, students and graduates will also have 24/7 access to our interactive online career development platform.
To find out more about Career Studio watch this short video .
To log onto Career Studio please click the 'Login to Career Studio' button below and use your student email address and password.Login to Career Studio
If you have any problems logging into Career Studio please email HECareers@southessex.ac.uk
The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online
Do you want to progress onto postgraduate study, but financial worries are holding you back?
The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online is all about alternative sources of funding - especially charities - which can make awards (fees, maintenance, research costs) to any student regardless of subject, or nationality to help fund postgraduate courses.
The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online contains a huge database of funding opportunities, comprehensive guidance, and numerous tools to help you prepare a winning grant application.
The University Centre South Essex has purchased a licence to the Guide, and so it’s free for all students and staff to use!Login to the Alternative Guide
Also, visit the findamasters website to find out more about the postgraduate student loans, scholarships, bursaries, postgraduate bank loans and other funding opportunities.
Careers & Employability are proud to announce we are now a Next Generation Inclusive University in partnership with EmployAbility.
This partnership enhances our drive to support our students with mental health conditions, neurodiversity and other disabilities, to ensure they get the careers they deserve.
EmployAbility can provide you with individualised advice and support about adjustments for recruitment and the workplace, information about your rights, and support you with your application.
If you haven’t already registered with EmployAbility, please do so using the 'Register with EmployAbility' button below to access free support and advice.Register with EmployAbility
If you would like any further information about any of these resources please email HECareers@southessex.ac.uk
How to Contact us
Connect with our Careers and Employability team to find out more about our services or to book a one-to-one appointment, or register interest for a Skills Workshop please directly email the team.
Telephone: 0345 52 12345 Extension numbers 4576 & 4696
Our Careers Co-ordinators
Telephone: 01702 220576
Telephone: 01702 220696
Our facilities and availability
The Forum, 3rd floor in HE Student Services.
Monday–Friday from: 9:00am-16:30pm during term time and are also open throughout the summer holidays subject to availability.
All of the team regularly travel to other campuses and provide drop in or booked sessions as required (Please include your preferred campus when enquiring for an appointment or workshop).