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Labour Market Information

‘Learning from Careers and Labour Market Information’ is the second of the Gatsby benchmarks. It is important that students are aware of careers and labour market information, and how to access it because…

Access to up-to-date careers and labour market information  is important for social mobility. Information about pay, numbers of vacancies and alumni’s successful transitions helps to connect students to a different future.  

Students with high aspirations often lack the knowledge to put their plans into action. Providing detailed information about progression routes, relevant courses and employers and useful networks strengthens their capacity to make effective choices and transitions.

Students, parents and teachers need to be updated about new and developing routes and pathways, such as technical levels in occupational areas and the continued expansion of apprenticeships.

Students need strong digital skills to make good use of online information about careers exploration, making applications, self-presentation and professional networking.

The following links may be of use…

See how some of the 800 job profiles on the National Careers Service site can help illustrate careers activities and offer online guidance for young people.

Obtain the labour market summaries for your LEP area.  These will provide information on major employers and sectors and developing trends. 

LMI for All is an online data portal that connects and standardises existing sources of high quality, reliable LMI. You can make use of the customisable Careerometer Widget for your school or college website

Nomis is your one-stop shop for labour market information. The summary pages provide key trend data about a local area. 

Get In Go Far is the government portal for information about apprenticeships, with a linked website to find live apprenticeship vacancies. 

Amazing Apprenticeships provides ideas from Apprenticeship Champions on how to promote apprenticeships. The site also provides free talks and guidance to schools via the Apprenticeship Support Knowledge service (ASK

Career Companion is an independent and impartial guide to careers information on the internet (subscription required).

I Could provides 1,000 different video clips of LMI and personal career stories to help students explore different career routes and pathways.

Federation for Industry Sector Skills & Standards provides free, sector-specific careers information for young people through the network of Sector Skills Councils (SSCs).

National Careers Week provides a range of posters, inspirational quotes and links to the Royal Bank of Scotland Kickstart resources. 

This government tool allows you to use your postcode to search for courses and qualifications available in your local area. 

Higher Education Funding Council for England helps you identify the Single Points of Contact in your Higher Education Networks, along with local outreach events such as summer schools and advice and information on progression. 

Prospects Education Resources keeps you up to date on new and popular costed careers resources, posters and software.