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Help students develop their skills for the workplace by delivering an interactive skills session.

Employer-led Skills Sessions are a popular way for students to gain skills needed for the workplace and their future careers.

Enable future recruits to experience first-hand what it is like to work in your industry, 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. Participation is an excellent opportunity to transfer the skills you value through interactive group activities.

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.