Guide to the local labour market-young people and adults

There is a Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) labour market guide for young people, ‘What Work Leicestershire’, now available. We have carried out extensive research on types of businesses and sectors in the local area to inform a useful guide providing information to help local people to find suitable career paths.

What Work Leicestershire summarises:

  • different work sectors across the LLEP area
  • numbers of people employed in those areas
  • which jobs are in demand
  • skills that employers value
  • suggested links to find out more about working in that sector
  • what employers look for in prospective employees

It also includes practical information about where to access careers advice such as the National Careers Service, and local events that can help, such as the UK’s largest free skills and careers event, The Skills Show. The guide has been sponsored by the LLEP, the Careers and Enterprise Company, and the National Careers Service.

Please click on the ‘What Work Leicestershire’ icon below to access a copy of the guide.

If you are teaching young people about the labour market, a variety of free lesson plans are available to support this via the National Careers Service (NCS), download the plans at the base of this page. You can also sign up for weekly LLEP updates on local economic news including labour market news by emailing:


Films that can support careers discussions

The LLEP and CEC have produced two short free films that could potentially be used in careers lessons to open discussions around employability and local industries. These were filmed with local employers at the LLEP/Careers and Enterprise Careers Speednetworking event, held at the Leicester Racecourse on November 4 2016

The link to the two videos is below, please click on either link to play:

More films are in the pipeline and will be added soon!

Other sources of labour market information

UKCES, Careers of the Future uses the most up to date occupational research, this guide showcases 40 top jobs in 10 key occupations that an analysis of the UK job market research suggests will be crucial over the next decade.  Useful to inspire and inform young people.

CASCAID, Kudos: Explore LMI through Kudos by CASCAID, providing dynamic LMI on over 750 careers including salary information, employment opportunities and local vacancies. See:

icould offer a range of videos linked to job roles, where good labour market information is available under each clip, such as pay, gender split, direction of growth and so on. They also offer a way of linking subjects to career opportunities and other teaching resources.

U-explore offer a range of options to explore career choices, including the facility to develop a student record on career options and labour market linked information, and short video clips on careers. See more on:

Plotr is now part of Start, a website which helps 11-18 year olds to explore different careers options. Start is a free and comprehensive digital platform, offering schools and colleges a single starting point to help simplify and improve careers guidance in schools.  The platform includes labour market information linked to job roles.

RCU (a national research and consultancy organisation) have a dashboard that can be accessed to investigate different job roles and sectors to assess the direction of travel for opportunities, numbers employed, gender split and skill levels, go to:


Adult Job and Labour Market Information booklet

A handy guide for adults and job seekers looking for work or considering a career change is also available. It provides details  on the local labour market, pay and routes into these jobs. Click here to view the adult guide. 

 Young people Labour Market Information booklet

Click on the following link to access the labour market information guide for young people: What Work Leicestershire 2017/18



Labour Market Brochure (5.35 MB)
Labour Market Lesson Plans (981.96 KB)