The term employability has, in recent years, become more dynamic and diverse. It still covers concepts of preparing students for work, of improving career chances through enabling students to become more employable, embedding self-reflection into the curriculum to enable students to evaluate the skills and attributes they have, and significantly, to communicate these effectively. It has also come to encompass Employer Engagement, especially relevant in today's world of increasing work-based learning (Work Placement), as well as Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, encouraging students to become more innovative and creative both within their own discipline areas and the wider world of work.
Much that has taken place in higher education over the years has supported the promotion of employability - and this is a continuing feature of the higher education landscape.
Also see our page on Employability profiles.