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Research

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) gives this definition of employability in terms of skills 'the skills almost everyone needs to do almost any job'. 

Employability is not just about skills, it’s also about capabilities or competencies: aptitude attitude and behaviour.

The attributes that employers rate as important:

•    Attitude 91%
•    Work experience 55%
•    Education/qualifications 35%

The skills employers say are most lacking:

•    Interpersonal skills 41%
•    IT skills 41%
•    Basic numeracy and literacy 25%

See what UKCES have to say about how employers recruit 16-18 year olds (in 2011 and in 2009)

See what CBI have to say about employability (in 2011 and in 2009

See what Ofsted have to say about good practice linking enterprise to employability (2012)

See what a major recruitment site is saying? (2013)

The YES Passport allows you to evidence these employability skills and build a better CV. Tell Employers what skills you have and how you got them.