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Invest in the skills development for our students by delivering an interactive skills session.

Take an active role in upskilling students for the workplace through interactive group activities. Participation is an excellent free opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to the skills development of our students. 

Our Employer-led Skills Session programme enables students to experience first-hand what it is like to work in your industry and equips them with the skills needed to be a success in the workplace. The programme enables students to develop their skills and understanding of different sectors and roles, and to apply their academic knowledge, learning and experience in a non-judgemental industry context.

What is offered?

We offer employers from all sectors the opportunity to deliver a 60 - 90 minute session such as an interactive case study workshop, assessment centre simulation, group discussion or insight session with Q&A that focus on student development. Sessions should not be used for recruitment or promotional activities.

Example sessions include:

  • Developing your personal brand
  • Mergers & acquisitions case study
  • Life as a patent attorney
  • Mastering the case study interview
  • How to build a sustainable career in the construction industry
  • How to be a successful management consultant
  • Pitching articles: how to get commissioned
  • How to build resilience for your future career
  • Networking and building relationships
  • Communication and negotiation
  • How to be a successful entrepreneur


When: Wednesday afternoons during Michaelmas term (October to November) and Lent term (mid January to mid February)

Where: At Cambridge in the Student Services Centre or virtually on the Handshake platform


Submit a Skills Session Proposal


By submitting a Skills Session Proposal, you agree to share any slides with us in advance of the session for review by our team.

If you would like to discuss your skills session before submitting a proposal please contact your assigned Employer Engagement Coordinator or email us to arrange an appointment.