Employability skills

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Get Involved. Get Experience. Get Ahead. Employability Opportunities at Teesside

The University is committed to enhancing our students' employability. Every School and Department offers opportunities outside of the curriculum for students to broaden their skills and experience.

Get involved, get ahead. Use our dedicated portal to get you ready for the world of work:

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What is employability?

Employability is a set of attributes, skills and knowledge that all labour market participants should possess to ensure they have the capability of being effective in the workplace - to the benefit of themselves, their employer and the wider economy. (Source: CBI)

This includes

  • Self management
  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Application of IT
  • Communication
  • Application of numeracy
  • Business and customer awareness

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What do employers look for in graduates?

Employers expect you to demonstrate a range of transferable skills.

Discover the skills valued by employers for your subject area.