Employability Skills

At Bluecoat Aspley we are committed to developing employability skills.

Skills for work

Having the correct qualifications and experience to get a job is crucial, but only part of what is necessary. Skills for work are employability skills needed for success in the workplace.

STUDENTS | Click here to view videos on Bitesize about some of the crucial skills you need for future employment and how you can develop them.

What will the future of work look like?

We are entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution… The Fourth Industrial Revolution is the ongoing automation of traditional manufacturing and industrial practices using modern smart technology. Technology is replacing largely manual jobs BUT technology needs to be APPLIED by professionals and creative workers in future. Owing to changes in technology and the fourth industrial revolution, 50% of all employees will need reskilling by 2025.

Click here to read an article on The Future Of Work 2020-2030: Where Are The Job Opportunities For Young People?

Regardless of the roles you undertake in the future, you’re going to need these skills:

  • Curiosity and imagination: asking good questions
  • Accessing and analysing information: understanding the facts
  • Agility and Adaptability: being able to change constantly
  • Initiative and Entrepreneurship: being creative and business-minded
  • Collaboration and Leading with Influence: teamwork and leadership
  • Good Oral and Written Communication: being understood
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: being able to see solutions

Typical skills for future roles:

  • Building a network of partners and skills
  • Self-directed learning
  • Language skills to work globally
  • Coding and the ability to understand and apply technology
  • Being able to work in a team and lead
  • Being able to predict and adapt to changes in working in all areas

Employability Skills:

See the videos below from MYPATH, to learn more.






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