How to improve you chances of getting a job
For many occupations and professions, formal qualifications will continue to be the first step towards entry. However, new technologies, new services and new ways of working mean that employers expect a broader range of skills and qualities from their employees across all occupations.
Personal, learning and thinking skills (PLTS) - team working, independent enquiry, self-management, reflective learning, effective participation and creative thinking - are skills that you will need to demonstrate that you have and can further develop. These skills, together with the functional skills of English, maths and ICT are essential for success in life learning and work. Your personal adviser, college adviser, teachers, tutors or youth workers should to able to give you information, and advice, about how you can develop theses skills.