General: Empathy, desire to support people, good work ethic, communication whether digital, written or interpersonal, positive attitude, flexibility, good time management, receptive attitude, a desire to learn and pursue self development.
Role specific skills: often acquired either whilst working or whilst training. For example a cleaner will need to be aware of COSHH regulations. A medical secretary will need to be proficient in desktop applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel. To become a midwife you cannot already have the professional skills to be a midwife but you could already possess skills in supporting and caring for people, and good time management. To become a specialist midwife you will need skills in a given area such as young parents or diabetes in pregnancy for example.
Transferable Skills: For most entry levels roles consider skills acquired in other roles such as in retail or hospitality. Skills such as using different methods of communication, IT skills, catering, attention to detail, time management and listening skills.