In case you haven’t seen this so far:
This Ready for Work (2014) report, produced by Impetus-PEF in partnership with the Young Foundation and the Social Research Unit at Dartington (SRU), seeks to provide practical answers to the question: how can we help young people be ready for work? The study aims to support those who fund, invest in or provide services to improve the employability of young people – including our main concern, young people from disadvantaged background.
It identifies six essential capabilities that young people are expected to demonstrate in order to get and keep a job:
Self-awareness, Receptiveness, Drive, being Self-assured, Resilience and being Informed.
The report also reflected on a number of programmes or interventions with a proven record of success, providing valuable thoughts and information as people develop and implement strategies within their respective contexts.
You can access the report here: 2014_09-Ready-for-Work