The Transferable Skills and Competency Framework highlights abilities and attributes that underpin effective performance, supporting a flexible and inclusive professional approach to career planning.
Considering transferable skills can be a starting point in identifying opportunities for job mobility, and in supporting you to recognise and build on your personal strengths. You can develop and refine these transferable skills through working experience and through learning interventions as part of your Personal and Professional Development. The UCL Career Frameworks for Professional Services map transferable skills to job families. This is designed to support staff to identify roles that might suit you, and to support recruiters to identify potential for high performance.
UCL uses the Universal Competency Framework (UCF) to discuss transferable skills. The UCF has been developed for use across different sectors, professions and countries (see Bartram, D. 2002).
Deciding and initiating action
Relating and networking
Applying expertise and technology
Formulating strategies and concepts
Adapting and responding to change
Leadership and supervising
Working with people
Adhering to principles and values
Persuading and influencing
Presenting and communicating information
Writing and reporting
Learning and researching
Creating and innovating
Planning and organising
Developing results and setting customer expectations
Following instructions and procedures
Coping with pressure and setbacks
Achieving personal work goals and objectives
Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking