What the programme offers

Skills workshops

Skills workshops

Throughout the year our partners Rare Recruitment will be running digital workshops on the core skills needed to get in and get on in the world of work. You will benefit from Rare’s extensive expertise in diversifying recruitment and supporting applicants to achieve their full potential.  

Sessions will include:  

  • How to write CVs and cover letters 
  • How to succeed at interview 
  • Professionalism and personal brand 
  • Presentation skills 
  • Commercial awareness 
  • Early applications  
  • Psychometric testing  
  • Resilience and self-management 
  • Reflection and action planning  
  • How to prepare for a vacation scheme or internship  

Sector insight sessions

Sector insight sessions

At our sector insight sessions, you’ll have the chance to learn more about jobs and opportunities in a wide range of sectors, ranging from the creative industries, to the public sector, to finance and many more. Panellists (often alumni of Sutton Trust programmes) will give an insiderperspective on the sector and share their journeys to where they are now, and you’ll gain some top tips for applying and succeeding.  

Work experience and mentoring

Work experience and mentoring

From March 2022, you can apply for the Careers Plus programme, which includes an in-person work experience placement and mentoring with the Sutton Trust’s industry partners. These activities will run in the summer holidays in 2022. 


Sutton Trust Careers is available to all Sutton Trust alumni – you must have previously completed a programme with the Sutton Trust to access the activities.  

You’ll be able to select which events and webinars you want to attend, getting as much or as little support as you want on the areas that are most interesting to you.   

How to access Sutton Trust Careers

You can access the entire Sutton Trust Careers programme through our brand-new platform, Sutton Trust Alumni (STA) online

If you haven’t already been invited to activate your STA account, contact us and we’ll get you set up. You will then be able to view the whole programme on the platform, sign up to webinars and insight sessions throughout the year, as well as accessing a library of employability and life skills content from recruitment experts and our industry partners. 

According to our research


The employers who say that life skills are more important than academic qualifications.


The proportion of grads who said university did not give them the necessary skills for the job they wanted.


Not even half of those from poorer backgrounds felt that they had sufficiently developed skills to find jobs and opportunities.

Our partners

Find out more about our alumni work