The Skills Builder Partnership brings together hundreds of schools and colleges, employers and impact organisations with a common mission: one day, everyone will build the essential skills to succeed.

Our work is underpinned by the Skills Builder Universal Framework, which was developed over four years and is backed by the Careers and Enterprise Company, CBI and CIPD. The Universal Framework shows how to build essential skills at every stage of life. These eight essential skills are listening, speaking, problem solving, creativity, staying positive, aiming high, leadership and teamwork.

We support our partners to embed the essential skills into their programmes and provision, by providing training and consultancy. We also offer a suite of digital tools and resources to build essential skills in across all walks of life, including for individuals who are not in formal education or employment.