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Top 10 skills employers look for within young people

Posted by | 29th January 2016 | Apprenticeship News, Uncategorized

 

  1. Positive work ethic
    Making sure you come in every day with a positive outlook and aim to achieve the business goals. Ideally 15 minutes prior to starting time so you are ready to start work and always offer assistance when necessary.
  2. Work experience
    Make the best use out of school and college connections to gain work experience and use this on your CV to impress your future employer! 75% of employers say applicants from school and college lack real life work experience.
  3. Problem Solving and Decision Making
    Identifying what is not working, suggesting and trying out various solutions, weighing up the positives and negatives then making a choice.
  4. Motivation and Initiative
    Self-motivation and showing initiative in the work place when completing tasks, even if they do seem “boring” there is always a positive spin on any task!
  5. Literacy/Numeracy skills
    Basic literacy and numeracy skills are essential for employers. This ensures a high standard of execution for their business.
  6. Interpersonal skills
    Your ability to interact and deal with a range of different people in lots of different situations.
  7. Great attainment
    Turning up for work every day with an enthusiastic approach – unless very ill of course!
  1. Communication
    Sharing information and listening to other people. Getting people to understand and use your ideas and suggested actions.
  2. Teamwork
    Working together with other people to achieve a common goal.
  3. Self-management
    Your ability to interact and deal with a range of different people in lots of different situations.

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