CBI Framework for Employability Skills

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We have adopted this employer-led framework to measure our students’ personal development as it identifies qualities that support sustainable long-term success in the workplace. These include:

A Positive Attitude: Readiness to take part, openness to new ideas and activities, desire to achieve
Self-Management: Readiness to accept responsibility, flexibility, time management, readiness to improve own performance
Team Working: Respecting others, co-operating, negotiating, persuading, contributing to discussion
Problem Solving: Analysing facts and circumstances and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions
Communication and Literacy: Application of literacy, ability to produce clear structured written work, oral literacy
Application of Numeracy: Manipulation of numbers, mathematical awareness and application in practical contexts
Application of Information Technology: Basic IT skills, familiarity with word processing, spread sheets, file management and the use of Internet search engines

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