Ian redmond | what are employers looking for?

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Ian redmond | what are employers looking for?

  1. 1. Employer Requirements from YoungPeople - CoreBe functionally literate•  Read and understand basic texts – drawing out relevant information•  Construct properly spelt, grammatically correct writing that is suitable for the audience•  Write with legible handwriting•  Understand oral communications and react appropriately•  Be sufficiently articulate to communicate orally. Copyright © Metaswitch Networks | Proprietary and Confidential | 1
  2. 2. Employer Requirements from YoungPeople - CoreBe functionally numerate•  Multiplication tables and mental arithmetic•  Percentages, ratios, fractions, decimals•  Different measures and conversion between them•  Spotting errors and rogue figures•  Odds and probabilities Copyright © Metaswitch Networks | Proprietary and Confidential | 2
  3. 3. Employer Requirements from YoungPeople - CoreHave the required personal employability skills•  Self-management – readiness to accept responsibility, flexibility, time management, readiness to improve own performance•  Teamworking – respecting others, co-operating, negotiating/persuading, contributing to discussions•  Business and customer awareness – basic understanding of the key drivers for business success and the need to provide customer satisfaction•  Problem solving – analysing facts and circumstances and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions•  Communication and literacy – application of literacy, ability to produce clear, structured written work and oral literacy, including listening and questioning•  Application of numeracy – manipulation of numbers, general mathematical awareness and its application in practical contexts•  Application of information technology – basic IT skills, including familiarity with word processing, spreadsheets, file management and use of internet search engines Copyright © Metaswitch Networks | Proprietary and Confidential | 3
  4. 4. Employer Requirements from YoungPeople - Additional•  IT skills•  Science and Maths•  Additional Learning Options •  academic, vocational, applied •  “extra curricular”•  Access to Information, Advice and Guidance•  Record of achievement Copyright © Metaswitch Networks | Proprietary and Confidential | 4
  5. 5. Current pre 19 Delivery and Issues•  Academic subjects •  GCSE Maths and English proxy for numeracy and literacy•  Vocational patchwork•  Apprenticeship improvement•  Too much failure and not enough “ingrained functional skills”•  Personal/Employability Skills – absent/informal/minority •  who is responsible? •  teaching and assessment Copyright © Metaswitch Networks | Proprietary and Confidential | 5
  6. 6. Conclusion•  Clear employer requirements•  Mismatch with pre 19 education system •  embedded functional skills •  personal and employability skills Copyright © Metaswitch Networks | Proprietary and Confidential | 6

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