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Employability Skills  - Kickstart Scheme

Employability Skills - Kickstart Scheme

@ Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Delivered Online Edinburgh Midlothian EH2 2LE

3rd November, 2021 09:30-12:30 Training 125.00-150.00
Employability skills are a suite of essential skills needed by an individual to help make them more “Employable”. These skills are in addition to the more technical and subject specific skills employers demand in their employees. Whilst these skills may not be explicitly identified in job descriptions, they are regarded as a given by employers.  Employability skills are also referred to as soft skills and include communication, motivation, reliability, team work and adaptability to name but a few. 

This seminar explores the full range of explicit and implied employability skills desired by employers and why they are essential for the workplace. Practical advice and guidance on how to develop and improve these skills is a given during the workshop. Participants leave with a summary assessment of their current levels of own core employability skills and a defined action plan of how to further develop and improve on these.  

Who should attend
The employability skills workshop is a generalist session that is suitable for a wide audience of participants at different levels. Individuals leaving formal education and entering the world of work, those coming out of a period of unemployment, women returners and business owners will also get great value and insight from attending this training seminar.

Learning Outcomes
  • Definition of employability skills and why they are essential for work
  • What the key employability skills are and new and emerging trends in this area
  • The importance of your “attitude” in gaining and retaining employment
  • Understand the importance of continually developing your skills
  • How to become resilient, flexible and adaptable
  • Improve communication skills and personal effectveness
  • How to self-assess your levels of employability skills to identify areas of improvement
  • Tools, techniques, processes and exercises that you can use to improve and develop your employability skills
Course Director: Bryan Leslie

Train your team:
This course can be delivered on site for corporate teams and tailored to your specific requirements. For details contact

The ECC training experience:
Expert trainers - Passionate specialists who keep up to date with the latest trends in their field
Quality delivery - Trainers are assessed annually on the quality of their delivery and delegate engagement
Practical training methods - Theory and practical based training to take back to the office
Small class sizes - No more than 15 people to ensure you get the most from our trainers
Wide breadth of topics - ECC offer over 40 different essential business training courses covering everything from Leadership and Management through to Digital and International Trade
3 learning levels – Beginner /Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced
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