Employability skills are a set of skills or behaviours that are required for any job. Whether you are working in construction, finance, retail or computing, employability skills enable you to work well with others, apply knowledge to solve problems and adapt to different tasks and environments.
If you're not quite sure what industry you want to work in, check out our Share Our Passion videos for some inspiration.
How do we help you develop your employability skills?
The great news is that you already have lots of great 'employability' skills:
- by choosing to study at UCM you've shown you can adapt to new situations
- you'll be communicating with your lecturers and fellow students
- you'll be building confidence throughout your students, on work placements and in the Realistic Working Environments
We've produced a helpful guide to help students build & develop employability skills.
Our Employability Skills Coordinator Caroline Walter is available at a time to suit you to support you to enter the workplace. To contact Caroline email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage all students to look more closely at their own skills and qualities, and develop those that need more focus.
Caroline can support with:
- Interview techniques
- development of transferable and interpersonal skills such as teamwork,-problem solving, communication, resilience and self-awareness
Throughout the academic year we host a wide range of events. Find out more about the current employability and skills events.
Read more about why it's important to develop employability skills in our article about World Youth Skills Day.
Careers Advisors attend UCM on a weekly basis to provide independent careers advice and guidance interviews; students can book in with them directly.
There is also information on the support for students leaving education at https://signposts.sch.im/