Career and Labour Market Information

Gatsby Benchmark 2: Learning from career and labour market information states:

Every student, and their parents/carers should have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. They will need the support of an informed adviser to make the best use of available information.

Labour Market Information (LMI) is information which relates to the labour market such as data on employment, wages, qualifications, job openings and working conditions.

There is no point in choosing a career path or job that is in severe decline, or is not available in your chosen geographical area. LMI can help you determine:

  • Which industries and sectors are employing people
  • What hours, wages and working conditions can realistically be expected
  • Which job sectors are growing in the future
  • Where there might be opportunities for self-employment or new business development
  • Which new skills or qualifications which would greatly improve prospects of gaining employment in a particular industry or sector

MGS students have access to a large number of careers resources in school, which provide up-to-date, independent, impartial sources of information about career opportunities, options in further and higher education, employment and much more. These are available in the school Careers Library and on-line

As part of our Careers Programme in MGS, All students (and parents) are introduced to a range of useful sources of Careers and Labour Market Information in from Year 8 upwards.

These resources include Morrisby Careers and the National Careers Service plus other resources listed below and in our Further & Higher Education and Employment & Apprenticeships sections of the school website.

icould is a careers website with real life career videos and accompanying LMI data.

Start in Kent includes helpful information about jobs and career opportunities in Kent as well as information about local education and training provision.

LMI for All is a government funded high quality LMI service which includes two useful tools for students to use:

1. Skillsometer: Explore jobs linked to your skills and interests.

2. Careerometer: use to explore and compare key information about occupations.

It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.

Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in to get a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.