Employability Skills

What are employability skills?

Often called ‘soft’ or ‘transferable’ skills, these are the abilities that employers want you to have experience of when you start work. They are skills that are relevant in all over the world, in all sectors and will help you move from one industry and job role to another.


  • Verbal communication
  • Teamwork
  • Commercial Awareness
  • Analysing and Investigating
  • Negotiation/persuasion
  • Problem Solving
  • Leadership
  • Presentations/public speaking
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Written Communication
  • Planning and organisation
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Self- management
  • Perseverance and Motivation
  • Initiative and pro-activity
  • Self-awareness
  • Positive Attitude
  • Creativity