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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How to Embed Essential Skills in Learning Programmes

This webinar is a chance to hear from employers about how they have embedded essential skills into their learning development opportunities.

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.

In times of change, essential skills matter more than ever

Discussing the need for employees and employers to refocus on essential skills to ensure that we are all resilient to change.

How business can support young people into employment in times of COVID-19

Discussing the role employers can play in future proofing opportunities for all young people at a time of unprecedented change and economic uncertainty.
Case Studies

Co-op Funeralcare develops new ways of attracting and re-training talent during COVID-19

Co-op Funeralcare changed its job specification to focus on transferable skills allowing it to consider applications from all sectors, and attract a truly inclusive workforce.