Essential Skills

Working alongside businesses and partners, Business in the Community (BITC) is developing a campaign on essential skills. Essential skills are critical to every individual and every business. They include communication, problem solving, creativity, resilience, aiming high, leadership and teamwork. They are vital to social mobility and job mobility, so that everyone, regardless of background, can succeed and thrive.

BITC has a unique position to lead action on essential skills, at every stage of an individual’s career journey, from education to employment. This means making interventions from the classroom to the boardroom. It also means developing a shared language on skills that builds a bridge between the worlds of education and employment.

Find out more about the campaign for essential skills

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Case Studies

Enhancing Learning in Schools: case study anthology

This collection of BITC member case studies show how businesses have entered into long-term partnerships with schools to deliver real-world learning within the context of the national curriculum.

After furlough: Three ways employers can act responsibly

Learn about the three ways for organisations to act responsibly: mitigating the impact of tough decisions to make a positive contribution to a young person’s future.