At St Cecilia's we recognise how important it is that our pupils are provided with current and accurate LMI in order to make informed decisions. We utilise many opportunities, including for time activities, careers events, communications home and school presentations (including options) to reinforce this vital knowledge.
What is Labour Market Information?
LMI is information about the world of work. It includes information such as descriptions of jobs, the skills and qualifications needed for particular jobs and average salaries. LMI also looks at trends in the labour market in terms of which sectors and industries are in demand, which are in decline and which are expected to grow in future.
Information classed as LMI includes:
• Skills, career pathways and progression routes in the local labour market
• Qualifications, training and entry requirements
• Employment sectors, employers, jobs, salaries and employment trends
• Job demands and working life
• Financial planning
Below is an LMI tool funded by the Department for Education. It brings together existing national sources of high quality labour market information (LMI) that can inform people’s choices about their careers. LMI for All includes information from key datasets from, for example, the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Department for Education and HESA. Click on the cards to discover more.
LMI For Our Local Area
Below is the latest Careers Information Advice and Guidance Presentation for our local area. This resource were designed in conjunction with both Careers Professionals and Young People, and are designed to present the latest Labour Market Information for each Travel to Work Area in an engaging and accessible format. Over 1,300 young people in Lancashire were surveyed to come up with a design style and tone that speaks to them, and a focus group of young people in Lancashire decided the result.
As part of this work, here are two animations on exciting future opportunities for Young People in Lancashire, one on Digital and Cyber, and one on Green Energy and Low Carbon. These can be viewed on YouTube here:
iCould LMI Information
Free and simple to use, icould.com features over 1000 videos of people talking about their careers – explaining their job role, career path, and how different factors have shaped their direction.
Videos can be filtered by job type or subject and cover a range of sectors and levels, encouraging young people to draw links between school subjects and jobs, and discover opportunities they may not have known about before. Exploring these real-life stories also enables students to tap into perspectives outside their networks or take inspiration from situations that reflect their own experiences.
Each video is matched with labour market information – such as salary, qualifications and future employment – bringing together first-hand insight with practical next steps.
The site also features a range of written guides and articles covering issues such as GCSE options or university choices; exams and revision; and finding and applying for jobs.