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
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.
The LLEP also produce a general labour market lesson plan, to access this email Anna Cyhan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also see the ‘Our Economy’ part of this website for more economic analysis of the area, including information on districts. There is also a user friendly slide pack on LLEP skills research on www.llep.org.uk/strategies-and-plans/skills-strategies/
A labour market guide for adults is available at the base of this page.
Films that can support careers discussions
The LLEP have produced six short free films that can be used in careers activities to open discussions on employability and local industries, which were filmed with local employers at the LLEP/CEC events. The links to the six videos are below, please click on each link to play:
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 anna.cyhan@LLEP.org.uk
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 www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/careers
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: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/careers-of-the-future
CASCAID, Kudos: Explore LMI through Kudos by CASCAID, providing dynamic LMI on over 750 careers including salary information, employment opportunities and local vacancies. See: www.cascaid.co.uk
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. www.icould.com
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: http://website.u-explore.com/
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. https://www.startprofile.com/
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: https://datahub.rcultd.co.uk/blocks/labour-market-information
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 www.lmiforall.org.uk
Other FREE resources:
World Skills Career Planning ToolKit: Includes a ‘Random Job Generator’ and Top Trades Cards activity, plus top talks: https://www.worldskillsuk.org/directions/careers-advice-resources
Tasty Careers: https://tastycareers.org.uk/resources LMI infographic, food ‘journey’ info, plus careers ‘map’
Top Trump Engineering/Manufacturing Cards: https://www.eef.org.uk/apprentices/news-and-blogs/2016/dec/where-a-career-in-manufacturing-can-take-you
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: email@example.com
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: http://bit.ly/2CzIsnK.