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. 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. Click on the ‘What Work Leicestershire’ icon at the base of this page to access a copy of the guide.

A variety of free lesson plans that can be used with ‘What Work Leicestershire’ are available 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 six short free films that can be used in careers lessons to open discussions around employability and local industries. These were filmed with local employers at  LLEP/Careers and Enterprise events in 2018 and at our 2016 Careers Speednetworking event, held at the Leicester Racecourse. The link to the six videos is below, please click on either link to play:

New films for 2018….

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:


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)