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Young people and their parents are passionate about learning the skills they need for success in life and in their future careers. Employers are passionate about what they would like to see in new employees – young people with a great attitude, great workplace skills and ideally some useful qualifications under their belt.
Against this backdrop the CBI/Pearson Education and Skills Survey provides a mine of evidence on what employers seek from the young people who are leaving education and setting out in their careers. And we discover a vivid picture of employers seeking young people with much more than a list of qualifications – they look for communications skills, teamworking skills, a strong work ethic.