Employability skills research and trends

The world of work continues to evolve rapidly, with changes only set to increase in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Employers are placing value on different skills, and new roles are emerging as growth sectors shift; all the while, an acceleration in economic, societal and technological advances drive forward the pace of change. In the face of all this, today’s young people need to be more able to adapt than any other generation.

LifeSkills aims to understand these employability trends by drawing on various sources of research to ground the programme in credible evidence.

Sources are mentioned throughout the teaching resources but research that provides further information on employability skills and other key programme themes is collated below. 

These research pieces bring together a well-rounded view of the immediate and longer term labour market, including the roles and skills most in-demand to help young people succeed.

To find out more about the research conducted to measure the effectiveness of the LifeSkills programme, you can download the LifeSkills Impact Report.

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