Analysis On Different Employability Skills Covered Within This My First Year At University

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1. Terms of Reference

Within this report and portfolio there is going to be analysis on different employability skills covered within this my first year at university and, evidence of how they are incorporated in my own development as a Business Leadership and Corporate Management student to successfully hold a placement for the next two years of my degree.

2. Why Employability Matters?

Employability is a key determination around the way the world works. It ‘is about being capable of getting and keeping fulfilling work’ where people can move through jobs in different markets maintaining employment. (Hillage & Pollard, 1998, p. 2) In 2009 a survey completed by the Confederation of British Industry concluded that ‘employability skills was one of the most important factors when recruiting graduates.’ (CBI, 2009, p.11) Through universities, colleges, employers and the government focusing on implementing employability in to core education this not only helps with student engagement around the idea of employment (HEFCE, 2011, p.5), but also helps to ‘foster and develop a culture of progression and life-long learning’ (Cole & Tibby, 2013, p.5).

3. What are Employability Skills?

Employability skills can be described as ‘having a set of skills, knowledge and personal attributes that make a person more likely to secure, and be successful in their chosen occupation’ (Hinchcliffe, 2001, p. 8). These skills are an important set of transferable skills which are best developed over…
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