Top 10 Employability Skills


Employability Skills can be defined as the transferable skills needed by an individual to make them ‘employable’.

Along with good technical understanding and subject knowledge, employers often outline a set of skills that they want from an employee. These skills are what they believe will equip the employee to carry out their role to the best of their ability.

Employability depends on your knowledge, skills and attitudes, how you use those assets, and how you present them to employers.

The table below has been compiled by a range of UK-based companies (see company details at the end of the guide), and it lists the Top 10 Employability Skills which they look for in potential employees – that means you! We asked the companies to define exactly what these skills mean, and how you could show evidence of these skills in an interview or application for a job.

Top 10 Employability Skills

Thanks to STEMNET for their useful table.

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