Employability skills are general skills, sometimes known as soft skills that employers look for in potential candidates along with job specific skills. This can include communication skills, ability to work well in a team, problem solving abilities, initiative and enterprise skills, ability to plan forward and be well organised, self-management skills, ability to learn new skills quickly and technology skills.

These skills that go beyond qualifications and experience are key to employers but are sometimes lacking in candidates, especially in younger people who have had little or no work experience. Because of this our traineeship programme includes an accredited employability element that trainees need to undertake. We also provide accredited and unaccredited employability skills and work preparation training as part of our other programmes.