Skills Builder Hub

The Skills Builder Hub is a free-to-use online platform hosting all the resources and impact measurement tools for building the eight essential skills as outlined by the Skills Builder Universal Framework. The essential skills are defined as those which are needed in any kind of job, and are what The Careers & Enterprise Company define as ‘employability skills’.


The eight essential skills are:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Problem solving
  • Creativity
  • Staying positive
  • Aiming high
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
Top tips
  • Create an account on the Hub, print the framework posters out and put them in your learning spaces
  • Print the skill icons and framework posters to add to a careers display in school or college
  • Download the icons for the eight essential skills and encourage staff to use them within their own resources


  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Careers Programme
  • Evaluation of careers programme
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Aspiration raising
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • English embedded careers learning
  • Maths embedded careers learning
  • Science embedded careers learning
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Employer engagement
  • Parent engagement
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations
  • Template
  • SEND