Employability skills

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.