Students

Workplace skills

When we talk to business leaders they say that many young people are not ready for the world of work. When we push them further they talk about the following key themes:

  • Asking questions and listening carefully
  • Communication skills and teamwork
  • Having a positive attitude
  • Personal organisation and responsibility
  • Respect for others and equipment
  • Understanding health and safety
  • Understanding the work environment

We've worked with our business partners to define these in more detail and create a simple way of describing and monitoring these essential skills. These skills are crucial to our students and will form the bedrock of your time at the UTC. You'll understand the skills needed to be successful at work and will receive feedback from employers and our staff so that you understand your strengths and know what you need to improve. Your experiences with businesses and in the UTC will give you the opportunity to develop these skills and build your confidence. This will mean that you'll understand what employers are looking for and be ready for interviews.

Workplace skills diagram