Employability consists of helping people into work for the first time or helping them return to work. Common roles within this section include Job Brokers who work with employers to find suitable job placements, either paid or voluntary, which will allow people in programmes to gain experience within the work place. Advisors work with people to prepare them to return to work such as assisting with finding additional training, CV and application assistance, interview preparation and financial advice. There are also Functional Skills Tutors who develop people’s numeracy, literacy and sometimes ICT skills, to help them back into work.
Responsibilities & Duties for Employability Roles
- Working to provide candidates with best resources to help them into work
- Working to targets to ensure there is a steady flow of candidates into jobs, and jobs for candidates to apply for
- Providing skills and other knowledge to help candidates with their job hunt
Skills Required for Employability Jobs
Experience in similar roles is generally required. Good people and communication skills to help build relationships with employers and candidates alike. For tutor roles, recent experience in a similar role is required, as well as teaching qualifications.