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  • Labour Market Information
    Labour Market Information

Labour Market Information (LMI) is a useful tool to help research future jobs in the local area, understand the skills needed for certain roles and the demand for future employment.

LMI helps to break down the complex ‘world of work’.  Crucially for young people, LMI covers future demand – what kinds of jobs will be in demand after leaving school and what kinds of skills will be needed.  Labour market information tells you:

  • Which jobs are likely to be easiest or hardest to find in your area
  • Which are the big employers in different areas and which ones have jobs on offer
  • What skills employers are looking for and which are in short supply
  • How much you can expect to be paid in specific jobs
  • What working conditions are like
  • What qualifications will be most helpful if you want a certain career
  • What the jobs of the future might look like and which jobs might disappear

All of these factors can help young people make a more informed decision about what career path to take.

Industries with a growing number of employment opportunities in Essex:

Use the careers directory to research different sectors, understand the main tasks within job roles and average salaries, learn about which qualifications you should consider studying and explore the current job and apprenticeship vacancies in Essex and Southend. 

Careerometer / skillsometer (LMI For All)

Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help young people learn about different occupations and identify potential careers.  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 and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare.

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Careers Department Staff