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Words for Work: Developing young people’s communication skills needed for employment

Added 06 Mar 2023 | Updated 22 Sep 23



Many employers bemoan a lack of communication skills relevant to the workplace in their workforce, particularly with their younger intake. This report shows that providing young people who aren’t confident communicators with structured oracy and writing activities as well as real-world opportunities to practise those skills with business professionals can improve their communication skills, build their confidence and inspire them to pursue their goals.

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