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Skills for Students

Employers are increasingly putting more emphasis on the 'soft skills' they would like their future employees to have. This section explores some of the most important skills for your students, whether they are at school and thinking of going into higher education or looking for employment.

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Identifying and Developing Skills

It is a good idea to know your skills so that you are able to practice them. The Career Pilot Skills Map quiz can help students identify their strengths and then see how this can lead to a future career! This is also a good way to figure out what skills may need improvement. Take the quiz now to find out what your skills are!

Do the Pre-16 Skills Map here

Do the Post-16 Skills Map here

Interview techniques

Education and work both require young people to hone their interview skills. This tends to be quite different and much more formal than interactions that young people may be used to.

Typical interview questions As a teacher, it is useful to give mock interviews to students, whether their next step is a university interview or going into employment.  

University interview guidance some university courses and institutions require applicants to go through an interview process. UCAS provides some useful advice about how the interview process work and how to prepare.

The National Careers Service is an excellent resource for interview preparation and every other stage of writing job applications.

Study Skills

Many students will be preparing to sit important exams over the next year or so.  Knowing how to study and what revision techniques work best for them is exceedingly important.   

We can deliver an in-school study skills presentation to get students thinking about different techniques.  To request a visit, send us an email at