Guide to the local labour market- young people and adults

Download World of Work Leicester and Leicestershire 2018

There is a Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) labour market guide for young people, ‘World of  Work Leicestershire’, now available, which 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

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

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


Films that can support careers discussions

The LLEP and CEC have produced six short free films that can be used in careers lessons to open discussions around employability and local industries, which were filmed with local employers at the LLEP/CEC events in 2018 and at our 2016 Careers Speednetworking event. The links to the six videos are below, please click on each link to play:

From 2016…


Other sources of labour market information

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 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.  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:


Adult Job and Labour Market Information booklet (updated version to be available January 2019)

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.