"A set of attributes, skills and knowledge that all labour market participants should possess to ensure they have the capability of being effective in the workplace - to the benefit of themselves, their employer and the wider economy."
From "Working towards your future: Making the most of your time in higher education" produced by the CBI in collaboration with the NUS.
What others say
"We're interested in talented students applying to us with strong academics but just as important are your employability skills - including impact, drive, flexibility, curiosity, integrity and commercial awareness.
We have core competencies that we look for and it's not just the degree you can offer but also the ideas and enthusiasm you can bring. The skills students develop throughout university shape their employability.
Our aim is to help students to understand how they can transfer these skills in to the workplace. Applicants who stand out are those who have done research and are well-prepared. We're interested in your potential to develop.
As a leading employer of graduates, we recognise the important role played by the Careers and Employability Service at Swansea University by encouraging students to meet local and national employers and producing high-calibre, motivated individuals who are ready to enter the world of professional services."