Understand your skills and boost your career with Skills Builder

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If you’re considering a change of career or looking to return to work after an absence it can be difficult to decide on the right move – do you go back into the same field or retrain in a new profession? Knowing your skills and understanding how they relate to the world of work is vital when making a decision and Skills Builder can help.

How does Skills Builder work?

Skills Builder is an online tool that analyses the skills you’ve gained in your professional and personal life and suggests suitable jobs and courses based on these. The tool gives you all the information you need to make a considered choice when it comes to taking the next step in your career, no matter what situation you're in.

I want to go back to work

People take career breaks for many different reasons. Even if you've been away from a work setting for an extended period of time you may still have developed skills that employers value.

Skills Builder offers suggestions on the things you may have learnt outside of the workforce and shows how they relate to a wide range of jobs. For example, as a stay-at-home parent you may have been in charge of the household budget – a skill that can be applied to a variety of roles.

I need a change

A change in your career path doesn’t necessarily mean retraining. Employers look for many things when hiring, including transferable skills like being reliable, having a good attitude and being able to motivate others. Skills Builder matches the employability and job-specific skills gained in your current and previous jobs and provides a list of roles and courses that might interest you.

I want to retrain

If you’re feeling bored at work and need a change of pace or are just unsure of what you want from your career, Skills Builder can help you think about your options and find a training course that works for you. The tool will find courses in your location that will help you build on your abilities and make it easier to move into your next role. 

Where do I start?

Use Skills Builder to help you find out how to take the next step in your career.