Putting essential skills at the heart of young people programmes

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Here at Amey, one of the UK’s leading infrastructure services and engineering companies, we are proud to provide industry-leading employment opportunities, training and apprenticeships.

We believe that providing meaningful work, investing in people is fundamental to both social and economic stability. We also recognise that while talent is spread equally across the UK, opportunity is not. We believe business has a key role in addressing inequalities in education and skills to ensure everyone, no matter their background, has a chance to ‘get-in’ and ‘get-on’.

A key enabler for this is the focus on essential skills, the highly transferable skills needed by almost everyone to do almost any job – such as teamwork, speaking and listening, and problem solving. The skills sit between basic (literacy, numeracy and digital) and technical (operationally specific). These skills are particularly important for those in their early careers.

It is crucial that employers give these young people the opportunity to develop essential skills within their employment – to help level the playing field.

This report outlines the outcomes of bringing together a group of leading experts in employment skills, to discuss the current trends and approach in supporting the development of essential skills within young people programmes.

Download the report by clicking on the image above.

You can also watch the summary video here

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