A skills assessment can be helpful at any stage of your career, like when you:

  • start your career
  • return to work
  • progress your career

Transferable skills are a set of skills that you’re good at. You can build them up over time, through work, volunteering, education and life. You can apply these skills to a range of jobs.

You may want to take an assessment to help you:

  • find out what interests and motivates you
  • identify your skills
  • find out what you can do with the skills you have

Discover your skills and careers

In this assessment, answer questions about the things you like to do or are good at. Understanding yourself can help you work out what careers you may enjoy working in.

This assessment:

  • contains fewer than 50 multiple-choice questions
  • takes 5 to 10 minutes to complete

When you finish, you will see some suggestions of roles you may enjoy based on your answers. You may want to explore careers based on these recommendations. You can compare different careers to see what interests you.

Discover your skills and careers launched in August 2019, before COVID-19. It helps you explore careers based on your interests, preferences and motivations. It will suggest some careers to help you to think about the range of opportunities available to you. If your results are in a sector that has been affected by COVID-19, call 0800 100 900 to discuss your results with a careers adviser who will have knowledge of local opportunities.

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Skills health check

The skills health check is a more in-depth collection of assessments. These assessments will generate a report, which can help you identify your personal and work-based skills.

This information could be helpful if you're applying for a job or preparing for an interview.

Before you start the skills health check, you may want to know that:

  • there are 10 assessments
  • each assessment takes 15 to 30 minutes
  • you can take the assessments in any order you like

You must do at least one assessment to get your report. Your report will become more detailed every time you complete another assessment.

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