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Since 2001, Skillstudio has built up an extensive list of in-house training clients, across the UK, Europe, and further afield.

Each client's training needs are different and training programmes can range from our core set of published small group courses; specially tailored versions of these courses; through to bespoke large group seminars and master classes.

You can find out more about some of our clients and their feedback on our training below.

AkzoNobel – ICI


We have created a range of presentation skills training for AkzoNobel ICI that has been tailored to meet our client’s ongoing needs.  Our programmes have been designed to address the challenges of presenting in different working environments within the organisation. These programmes include: Read more »

Department of Health

We have delivered a series of interview skills workshops for the Department of Health – for internal promotions within the organisation .  Our client asked us to provide tailored interview skills training that would address the challenges of different types of interviews that their staff may face.  Some of the key areas covered included:

  • Preparing for competency style interviews
  • Delivering interview presentations
  • Increasing personal impact at interviews

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Europol  – the European Law Enforcement Agency works across the member states and the staff we train come from a range of countries, mainly with English as their second language.  Our client approached us with the need for an advanced presentation skills training programme that would help Europol officials prepare and deliver different type of presentations with greater impact.

Our brief was to design a training programme that focused on:

  • An ariculate and persuasive speaking style
  • Clear communication of key messages
  • The ability to react and respond to the audience

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GDF Suez

GDF Suez, one of the largest energy providers  approached us to design an ongoing presentation skills programme for them, to be rolled out for their staff.  They wanted us to provide a  training programme that would ensure a consistent approach in the delivery of all presentations. 

We have designed a tailored programme  that addresses the challenges of presenting scientific information in an engaging and accessible manner. Key areas for development are:

  • developing a confident delivery style
  • communicating a clear and succinct message
  • managing and engaging with the audience

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IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineeers), is a highly established professional engineering institution with a strong commitment to nuturing new talent and developing the careers of engineers.   The institution approached us, as leaders in the field of  communication skills training, to provide them with a programme of  training  to meet the ongoing needs of their members.   We have a strong background in training people in the engineering industry and  have a clear understanding of the challenges that engineers often face in the business environment.  

We created a training programme to provide our client’s members with the necessary confidence and tools to help them in their day to day business communication.  Our client wanted us to include three three key areas:

  • Presentation Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Negotiation Skills

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Moody's Investors Service logo We have been working with Moodys’ , the leading provider of credit ratings, research and risk analysis for several years.  This has involved creating training programmes in both presentation skills and creative language.

One of our client’s briefs was to deliver a presentation skills programme, as part of one of their annual training events.  The programme has incorporated different levels of experience –  beginner, intermediate and advanced.  Each year attendees have developed new skills and refreshed existing ones.  These include:

  • structuring a clear message
  • communicating ideas with greater impact
  • presenting in more challenging environments Read more »

The Crown Estate

THE CROWN ESTATEThe Crown Estate is responsible for the management of a vast property portfolio around the UK.  With around 400 employees, the organisation has a strong commitment to the training needs of its people.  We were asked by the Crown Estate to design a presentation skills training programme to accommodate different levels of experience within the organisation.  Our brief from the client was to design two programmes – one for those fairly new to presenting and one for their more experienced presenters. Read more »