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Employability skills

Making sense of skills

A UK skills taxonomy by Jyl Djumalieva and Dr. Cath Sleeman

Skill shortages are costly and can hamper growth, but we don't currently measure these shortages in a detailed or timely way. To address this challenge, we have developed the first data-driven skills taxonomy for the UK that is publicly available. A skills taxonomy provides a consistent way of measuring the demand and supply of skills. It can also help workers and students learn more about the skills that they need, and the value of those skills. The full research paper is available to read here.

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Employability Hub

The PwC Foundation was formed to promote social inclusion and sustainable development in the UK. At PwC, we’re focussed on helping you to achieve your full potential. That’s why we’ve created the Employability Hub - a place where you’ll find useful virtual tools to support you to develop key employability skills. Explore our different resources, click the link below.


Employability Skills Programme

In February 2021 Nestlé’s Academy are running their first employability skills programme and you’re invited to apply for it. The Nestlé Academy, founded in 2011 to build on 150 years of Nestlé success by developing the next generation of great innovators within the company. Stretching across our UK and Ireland operations, Nestlé Academy offers you the chance to develop your skills and gain experience in a vibrant global business.

During this one week employability skills programme you’ll meet members of their team, learn about core areas of their business and complete activities and assignments. There are live virtual workshops as part of the programme but if you’re unable to attend these live recordings will be made available. Once you complete the programme you will receive a certificate.

The programme will run from the 15th until the 19th of February. There will be around 10 hours of activity that you can fit around your schedule.


Deloitte on Demand Skills Sessions 

To help you achieve a career with meaning and boost your personal and professional growth, we’ve recorded a range of skills-focused sessions that are available to watch today. With downloadable content and other activities, these are a great resource to help in your self-development. Please click here to register for these events.