Aims: organisational awareness

Organisational awareness and skills

Developing a range of general and specialist skills, which meet the needs of your organisation and are transferable to broader work contexts. Here are some examples:

  • Try developing entrepreneurial skills
  • Improve basic information technology skills like word processing, spreadsheets
  • Develop a creative ability
  • Develop financial skills, like the ability to read accounts or manage personal finances
  • Develop project management skills
  • Develop business skills that are transferable
  • Increase business knowledge of organisations
  • Develop specialist or advanced IT skills
  • Learn to solve work problems effectively
  • Learn about your strengths and weaknesses
  • Develop assertiveness
  • Learn to communicate in a professional environment, for example report writing
  • Learn to be flexible and adaptable - take risks
  • Show enthusiasm, motivation, flexibility and a willingness to learn

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SMILE Preparing for placement by Leeds Metropolitan University Employability Office, modified by Marion Kelt GCU is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Based on a work at