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Transferable skills


Transferable skills could be acquired through your current job, previous jobs, volunteering, or life experience. The great thing about these skills is that they are portable; you can transfer them across all sorts of different roles, specialisms and industries.

This page explores how to identify and use transferable skills to further your career.

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Nurses: Your Career

Use our resources to improve your employability or explore options and ideas if you're at a career crossroad.

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HPs: Your Career

Career resources for Health Practitioners, including HCAs, Assistant Practitioners, Nursing Associates and Support Workers.

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Students: Your Career

Resources to help you write your first nursing CV or job application, and tips on how to stand out at interview.