This website is for young people too – with sections written specifically for 16-25 year olds looking for a job or wanting to move on at work. Here’s a quick overview. We encourage you to explore the site, use it with the young people you work with, and signpost them to it.

Young people can find out about the skills and qualities that are particularly important to employers – and access a range of information and ideas on how to develop these vital skills and demonstrate them to an employer.

A key feature of the site is a series of short employer films – which provide clear insights into what employers want and hints and tips on how to get a job and progress at work. The films feature five employers, of different sizes, working in a range of sectors.



Looking for Work

Applying for a job

Getting on at work

Vital skills

Information Request

Before you download this resource, please can you provide us with the following information about you.

Learning and Work Institute (L&W) are asking for these details so we can understand the types of organisations and individuals who are accessing the What Employers Want resources. This information will be used for our own evaluation purposes. You will not be added to any marketing lists, but L&W may contact you to find out about your experience using these. Your details will be stored securely by L&W in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.