Whilst completing his masters, from 2004 to 2005, Skipper worked as an intern for Fiona Hyslop MSP, the then shadow minister for education.
In September 2005 Skipper moved to Brussels to work as a Stagiere for Alyn Smith MEP.
In January 2006 Skipper began work at lawyers DLA Piper public affairs office as an intern.
He then joined the Scottish National Party Westminster group, in the House of Commons, in March 2006 as the head of research and in May 2007 was appointed chief of staff and political adviser to the Scottish National Party members of parliament.
In May 2015, after the Scottish National Party's extremely successful general election, Weber Shandwick announced that Skipper would join Scottish public affairs team in June. Scottish Weber MD Moray Macdonald said 'Luke’s appointment sees us build our cross-party public affairs consultancy at an exciting time for Scottish politics'. 'As more powers are devolved to Scotland the need for business to engage with the Parliament and Scottish Government will increase, Luke’s insight and experience will be crucial as we guide clients through our new political landscape'.
- Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Political Studies, Queen's University, 2000-2004
- MSc, International; European Politics, Edinburgh University, 2004 – 2005