Guide to the local labour market- young people and adults

World of Work Leicestershire 2020/21 is now available, covering:

  • different work sectors across the LLEP area
  • numbers of people employed in those areasWorld of Work Leicestershire cover
  • which jobs are in demand
  • skills that employers value
  • being an entrepreneur

Schools, colleges and advisers who support young people can create posters from the sector pages if needed; if you click on download link above, you will see that pages can be individually printed and expanded.

A variety of free lesson plans that can be used with ‘World of Work Leicestershire’ are available via the National Careers Service (NCS), download the plans here:A-Journey-into-LMI LMI lesson plans

The LLEP also produce a general labour market lesson plan, to access this email Anna Cyhan:

Download World of Work Leicestershire 2020/21

Also see the ‘Our Economy’ part of this website for more economic analysis on the area.

A labour market guide for adults is available at the base of this page.

Films that can support careers work

The LLEP have produced several short free films to be used in careers activities to open discussions on employability and local industries, which were filmed with local employers. See the links below, please click on each link to play.

Our latest video on the local world of work, includes James Taylor, Chief Executive of Macildowie, giving some great insight into recruitment trends and employability tips!


Other sources of labour market information (LMI)

Futures (National Careers Service): Futures manage the LLEP area National Careers Service and produce a handy labour market newsletter for the East Midlands. To be added to the mailing list, email

BBC Bitesize: For all ages, explore careers linked to subjects, industry information, job hunting help, CVs and much more, with bite sized fun films, see

UKCES, Careers of the Future uses the latest occupational research, showcasing 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 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 labour market information is available under each clip, such as pay, gender split, direction of growth and so on. It also can link subjects to career opportunities and other teaching resources.

U-explore (and Start) 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:

Start (including Plotr), is a free website which helps 11-18 year olds to explore different careers options.  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, numbers employed, gender split and skill levels, go to:

LMI for All Careerometer Widget: This is a totally FREE widget that organisations can embed on their websites to provide easy access national labour market information. Click job titles within the boxes below to explore labour market information across different occupations or sectors! Find out more on LMI for All on

Other FREE resources:

World Skills Career Planning ToolKit: Includes a ‘Random Job Generator’ and Top Trades Cards activity, plus top talks:

Tasty Careers: LMI infographic, food ‘journey’ info, plus careers ‘map’

Top Trump Engineering/Manufacturing Cards:


World of Work Leicestershire for adults: local labour market information booklet

Our handy guide for adults looking for work, or in work looking to ‘upskill’,  or considering a career change is now available. It provides details on the range of local sectors with opportunities, potential job roles, and sign posting for more information on local help available with careers, learning new skills, apprenticeships or getting into work.

An electronic version is available here. See also the resources listed about linked to LMI, many of which can be used with adults in group or one-to-one advise.

If you would like printed copies of the guide, email Anna Cyhan, LLEP officer for skills:


New MyWay campaign and website

The DWP has launched a new My Way In campaign to showcase the wide range of opportunities available to people in the workplace, to help them to consider roles that they might not have thought about before. Have a look at the website, which includes job roles and case studies  here: