Why are students so risk averse while employers are crying out for risk takers? In this workshop I will consider the implications of the push towards employability and suggest an interdisciplinary solution which is both agile and futureproof through the inclusion of criticality risk taking and fun. For example can using tools such as psychometric tests competency frameworks and co-created student/staff contracts help students understand the explicit transferability of group work in higher education into multiple workplace scenarios? Is it a useful service to the students or pandering to employers who may change their collective minds? To whom is an HEI’s priority?