Employability, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

It’s not enough to stand head and shoulders above other candidates in the job market.

It’s just as important to know how to turn your own ideas into exciting and viable opportunities. That’s why, as a Staffordshire Graduate, you will not only be highly Employable, but also Enterprising and Entrepreneurial.

We call these life skills ‘The Three Es’. See what they mean:




Being Employable means having the skills, knowledge and personal attributes to catch the eye of employers. It means understanding how to be effective in the workplace and successful in your chosen career – for the benefit of yourself, your colleagues, the community and the wider economy.




Being Enterprising means having the attitude, initiative and ability to recognise opportunities and the confidence to make the most of them. It can mean finding new solutions to old problems, discovering a more resourceful way of tackling a challenge, organising an event, or having the vision to start a new society or service. It could also mean volunteering or getting involved in a community project. Employers value Enterprising people for the fresh thinking they bring to the workplace.




Being Entrepreneurial involves using your skills to bring that new business idea, venture, product or service to life. It can mean being prepared to take risk in order to achieve success.

Every year we help promising new graduate businesses to get off to a great start through our various support schemes.

But, it's not just about having business skills. It's also a way of thinking and behaving.

From Oprah Winfrey and J. K. Rowling to Bill Gates and Richard Branson, the world is full of entrepreneurs. And, just like Steve Jobs of Apple fame, entrepreneurs ‘Think Different’.