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 programme 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 a 1 hour session during the employer-led training weeks. 

Ideally you would:

  • have at least 3 years experience in this sector
  • be an engaging and confident presenter
  • be keen to share your experience and expertise with students at the beginning of their career
  • deliver a skills session i.e. incorporate activities to impart information, not just in a presentation style
  • be willing to utilise interactive Teaching Methods in Higher Education
  • be available to deliver your session(s) during the training week: 17-21 June 2019
  • be prepared to submit your slides in advance (early June) for feedback from the Professional Pathways team

The sessions we would like to incorporate in the training weeks are detailed on the relevant professional pathways webpages (linked above). If there's a skill which you often find missing in your new recruits please feel free to recommend a session we should include. Please get in touch with the team by emailing

If you have a distinct project that incorporates many of the training areas detailed on the relevant web pages (linked above) please get in touch with the team on  This is an opportunity to have an area of your business researched or analysed by a group of students and could be of interest for any organisations / businesses with currently under resourced projects.

We are seeking reputable employers based in the South West or London who can offer a challenging internship 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