Employability Skills

Employability skills are the essential skills, personal qualities and values that employers look for and that enable you to thrive in the workplace.

It is important that you demonstrate to prospective employers that you have the not only the job role specific skills they require, but also a broader range of employability skills. Your employability skills provide an important link between your academic studies and future employment.

3 Types of Skills


1. How you work

  • using your initiative & being self-motivated
  • organisational skills
  • working under pressure and to deadlines
  • ability to learn and adapt

2. How you work with others

  • communication and interpersonal skills
  • team working
  • negotiation skills
  • valuing diversity and difference

3. How you think

  • problem solving skills
  • numeracy skills


You can build your employability skills through participation in:


Top 10 Employability Skills

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