Skills session

Skills sessions 

Providing students with insight into what employers expect at the various stages of the recruitment process can be enormously valuable for their career development and helps ensure they are better prepared to succeed in the recruitment process. 

Please note

Skills sessions are part of a wider employability programme delivered by our service. To maintain a balanced programme, we can only offer a finite number of employer-led skills sessions per term. The topics and content covered must be relevant to student need and this is determined by the Careers team.  

Skills sessions are open to students of any year group and degree discipline. Sessions should be generic as students attending are not expected to have prior knowledge of the company/industry of the delivering organisation. 

Those delivering skills sessions must be experienced professionals in the area relevant to the training being delivered, e.g. reviewing applications, interviewing, conducting assessment centres, etc. 

Bookings for autumn term 2019 are now open. If you would like to book in a skills session please see contact details further below.

If you are a current student visiting this page, please visit My Career Zone for a list of all upcoming skills sessions. 

  • Application forms
  • CVs/covering letters
  • Interview techniques
  • Video Interviews
  • Preparing for an assessment centre
  • Psychometric testing
  • E-tray exercises

 It is also possible to deliver training courses related to specific industries, for example, journalism workshops. 

Please note: Those delivering a skills session must be experienced in the recruitment and interviewing of staff.

Skills sessions are delivered on campus during the autumn and spring term.  

The length varies dependant on the topic but they are typically an hour. The maximum length session we can offer is two hours. 

We run skills sessions during the day only, between 12pm-5pm. 

Skills sessions are advertised via our website, email circulars and social media channels.

We operate an electronic sign-up system from our events web page, which will provide a good indication of the number of students likely to attend. Although not a direct recruitment event, the organisation delivering the skills session will have their name attached to any marketing of the activity. 

Please note that all events booked through Employment Services can only be attended by University of Exeter students and graduates.

In order to benefit from all the publicity opportunities and get the best attendance, we urge you to book a date with us as early as possible - many employers secure their preferred dates when we first open for bookings (early February for the upcoming autumn term).

There are no charges for delivering skills sessions which aid the employability of our students however we respectfully request that such activity is not used as a direct recruitment tool.

Any data provided to the University by any party will be processed in accordance with Student Employability and Academic Success (SEAS) Privacy Policy


To find out more and to book a skills session, please contact: 

Natalie Luscombe
Employer Liaison Officer
Tel: 01392 724418

Charlotte Hunt
Careers Support Officer
Tel: 01392 725199