Professional Pathways to Charity and Development

Professional Pathways

Professional Pathways programmes offer employers the opportunity to work with motivated University of Exeter students keen to start their careers in their chosen sector:

Employers can get involved in a professional pathway programe by:

  • delivering a 1-hour training session
  • providing a real-life business challenge for a group project
  • offering a 1-week internship 

We are seeking experienced and knowledgeable industry experts, to volunteer their time to deliver one or more of the 1 hour sessions on a professional pathway programme.

You will:

  • have at least 3 years experience in this sector
  • be an engaging and confident presenter
  • deliver a skills session i.e. a session that includes teaching an activity that students can undertake on their internship
  • willing to utilise interactive Teaching Methods in Higher Education
  • keen to share your experience and expertise
  • reliable and available to deliver a 1 hour session during the training period: 17-21 June 2019
  • have a desire to help students at the beginning of their career
  • prepared to submit your presentation before the training week for feedback from teaching staff at the University.

The training sessions we require are detailed are on the relevant professional pathways webpages (linked above). Perhaps you would like to suggest a new training session? Please use the contact details also on the relevant professional pathways webpages to get in touch. 

If you have a real-life business challenge that incorporates many of the training areas detailed on the relevant web pages (linked above) please get in touch using the contacts details also found on the relevant professional pathway webpage.

We are seeking reputable employers based in South West or London, who can offer a challenging project for a student to undertake either in the workplace or working remotely. For more information, including how to submit an employer vacancy application, please visit:

Contact us

If you're interested in being involved in one or more of our Professional Pathways please complete this short online form to register your interest. A member of the team will be in touch subsequently to discuss your submission further.

If you have any questions please contact the Pathways team at