This is a ten-minute resource that challenges students to rethink about the term employability. It uses dictionary definitions to establish that employability is a compound word made up of ‘employ’ and ‘ability’.
"EmployABILITY thinking "has made me think about my future more realistically and has allowed me to visualise the gap between where I currently am and where I want to be in the future."
"I now have a more concrete understanding of the skills I need to build upon and why these skills are important for my employability in the future."
"I now understand that "employability is not about being able to get a job, but is about developing a set of skills that can be applied to new opportunities."
"I now see employability as not simply the skills you need to be successful in a career but pursuing a career and life that is meaningful and rewarding."
Developing employ-ability is the ability to create and sustain meaningful work across the career lifespan. The student starter kit is an online resource featuring a student-focussed, personalised employ-ability profile tool and developmental resources.