Labour Market Information
All our students and parents have access to high-quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities.
What is Labour market information ?
Career and Labour Market Information includes information on future study options as well as information on jobs and the labour market.
What information does it include?
• Skills, career pathways and progression routes in the local labour market
• Job applications and interviews
• Educational institutions, courses, qualifications, entry requirements and costs
• Professional bodies
• Employment sectors, employers, jobs, salaries and employment trends
• Jobs, training and apprenticeships
• Job demands and working life
• Financial planning
We encourage our parents to access and use the information about labour markets and future study options to support their children.
Lealands arranges for our students to gain information first-hand through encounters with employers. We also advertise local labour market information to help students, parents and staff understand the changing labour market in their area. This is advertised in this section and at parents evenings, other school events and staff CPD training sessions.
We believe by having access and learning from career and labour market information our students and their families will:-
1. Be helped to connect to a different future and raise aspirations.
2. Gain the knowledge to put their plans into action. Lealands and parents can help to provide detailed information about progression routes, relevant courses and employers and useful networks strengthens their capacity to make effective choices and transitions.
3. Be updated about new and developing routes and pathways, such as technical levels in occupational areas and the continued expansion of apprenticeships.
4. Have strong digital skills to make good use of online information about career exploration, making applications, self-presentation and professional networking.
Key Decision Points in school
Year 9 - GCSE options and exploring careers
Year 11 - Post 16 study options
Some useful Labour market resources below ...
1. National Careers Service Site - This site offers around 800 job profiles and can help illustrate careers activities and offer online guidance for young people. (link -https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/explore-careers)
2. With the below links you will be able to obtain the labour market summaries for your LEP area. These will provide useful information on major employers and sectors and developing trends.
5. Nomis is your one-stop shop for labour market information. The summary pages provide key trend data about our local area. (link- http://www.nomisweb.co.uk/reports/localarea?compare=E05002210,E06000032,E92000001)
9. National Careers Week provides a range of posters,inspirational quotes and links to the Royal Bank of Scotland Kickstart resources.(link -https://nationalcareersweek.com/ncw-2019-student-profile/)
11. Office for students 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.(link - https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/)
12. Federation for Industry Sector Skills & Standards provides free, sector-specific careers information for young people through the network of Sector Skills (link- https://fisss.org/sector-skills-council-body/directory-of-sscs/)
Throughout their time at Lealands, our students will have access to information on different jobs and occupations, and on the labour market at local, regional, national and international levels.
Key terms our students need to know...
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
A document used to communicate your skills, qualifications and experience to potential employers.
A relationship between two parties (an employer and an employee) An employee gives up their time to do a job in exchange for money. You can also be self employed this is when you earn money without an employer.
The world of work is like a marketplace. Employers are buying employees and employees and selling their time and labour.
This describes a type of job or series of closely related jobs.
The process of finding employees to fill vacancies
A regular payment made to someone for the work that they do.
The type of organisation you work for .
Economists look at what happens in the past to make a guess about what might happen in the future.
This term describes anything that an individual does which takes their time and energy. This is different from employment as we are not always paid for work.