Graduate Careers and Employability

The Careers and Employability Service at the university centre are committed to supporting your transition to the next phase of your career and that is why we want to work with you, once you’ve finished your degree and up to 2 years after graduation.

Graduating can be both an exciting and slightly nervous time. In a climate where students are considering their options ever more closely in a competitive job market, we want to provide you with the: information, advice and guidance you need for a successful transition into graduate employment or postgraduate study. We want to help you reach your potential by offering ongoing support after you leave the university centre.


What support do we offer?

  • Career Planning guidance
  • CV feedback
  • Help with Job hunting and recruitment processes
  • Access to an online careers platform for up to 2 years after graduation
  • Application and interview preparation
  • Postgraduate study routes and application support
  • Advice around starting your own business or freelancing
  • Employability Skills Workshops, careers events and resources
  • Information on opportunities tailored specifically for University Centre South Essex graduates

We offer 1-1 careers guidance appointments and graduate employability workshops to help support you with your transition from University to the world of work. To graduates, we advise contacting the team via telephone or email to book your preferred service instead of dropping in the university centre to avoid disappointment. We also offer telephone, remote support via email or skype.


Contact us

The Forum on the 3rd floor in HE Student Services. Available from: Monday–Friday from: 9:00am–16:30pm during term time and are also open throughout the summer holidays subject to availability.

Telephone: 0345 52 12345 (Ask to speak to the Higher Education Careers Team)

Email: HECareers@southessex.ac.uk


Keeping up with you after graduation

The Careers and Employability team may contact you after graduation to check in on you to see how you are progressing and to see if you need any support. We seek destination data (information about what your employment status is after leaving the university centre) to see what you are doing after completing your studies with the University Centre. We ask for your help to promote your course and the University Centre to current and potential students.


Graduate Outcomes

The Graduate Outcomes survey is a national survey of all UK university leavers. It shows us what you're doing 15 months after you graduate, whether that's employment or further study. The responses to this survey will be crucial in allowing current and future students to make informed choices and in helping us to evaluate and promote our courses so it is really important that you complete it when you are contacted.

Keep an eye out for an email with a unique link so you can complete the survey online. You may also be contacted by the Graduate Outcomes team via telephone and asked to complete the survey over the phone. Please ensure your contact details are up-to-date on leaving the institution.