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Employability Skills: 11 onwards

We’ve looked at the typical top-10 employability skills, so we now look at others that commonly or occasionally appear in lists of skills which are considered desirable in a work place: 11. Working under pressure and to deadlines Within the workplace many employees will often be under a great amount at pressure to meet certain deadlines. Making sure that projects or contract work are completed on time, letters having to go out by a certain time of day, responding to

Employability Skills: 1-10

Carrying on from the ‘Learning to maintain your Employability Skills‘ we now look in more detail at what each mean: 1. Good general literacy skills It seems obvious, but there is a need to be able to read and write to a reasonable standard within a business environment. This doesn’t mean that you can say you have authored a book, but you need to be able to understand the meaning of sentences and to be able to construct your own

Learning to maintain your Employability Skills

Even though the UK unemployment rate dropped to 3.9% in January 2019, the quality of new jobs is doubtful, with many being zero-hour or self employed ones, typically of low pay and conditions, (report in the Observer Business ‘Why the road to full employment has ended up being lined with food banks’, 24.03.19). Technological, as well as societal, change is rapid and disruptive; keeping yourself adequately skilled within your subject specialism is one area of importance, but with the rapidity of

Moss and its control in turf

Moss: A low growing plant found in many different situations. Moss is particularly prevalent in turf surfaces that are shaded and damp, which can be typical of many lawns, as well as those that are neglected or have not had the correct type of maintenance for the lawn conditions. With there being some 600 plus species of moss in the UK, it can be found growing almost anywhere: wet or dry soil, acid or alkaline soils, compacted or more open


You might love them, as they are wild flowers, hate them, as they can make a lawn (or sports surface) look very unsightly if present in large numbers, or just tolerate them. Weeds, what are they though? A definition An undesirable plant. Sometimes the wording ‘growing in an unwanted place’ is added to a definition, but this doesn’t really add any extra value to the meaning, because it is still undesirable at the end of the day. Weeds can be