Skills Gap and LMI

Skills Gap and Labour Market Information:

We encourage our parents/carers to access and use the information about Labour Markets and future study options to support their children and future planning.

Kingsbury School organises for our students to gain information first-hand through encounters with employers. We also advertise Local Labour Market information to help students, parents/carers and staff to understand the altering Labour Market in their area. This is advertised in this section and at parents’ evenings, other school events and staff CPD training sessions. 

We believe by having access and learning from Career and Labour Market information our students and their families will:

  • Support our students and their families to consider all of their options and not just those they are familiar with to support and raise aspirations.
  • Give our students the knowledge, tools and strategies to put their plans into action.  The Kingsbury School and parents/carers can help to provide detailed information about progression routes and their different pathways, relevant courses and employers and useful systems to support their capacity to make effective choices and transitions.
  • Our students, parents/carers and teachers will be updated about new and developing progression routes and pathways, such as technical levels in occupational job sectors and the continued development of apprenticeships and traineeships.
  • Our Students will develop digital skills to make good use of online information about career exploration, making applications, self-presentation and professional networking.

Significant Decision Points in school 

Year 9 – GCSE options and exploring careers

Year 11 – Post 16 study options 

Click here for Streetly Labour Market Information

With the below links you will be able to obtain the Labour Market summaries for your CWLEP (Coventry and Warwickshire Local Employment Partnership) area. These will provide useful information on major employers and sectors and developing trends.

  1. National Careers Service Site – This site offers around 800 job profiles and can help illustrate careers activities and offer online guidance for young people.
  2. LMI for All is an online data portal that connects and standardises existing sources of high quality, reliable LMI. 
  3. Use the Careerometer Widget 
  4. Nomis is your one-stop shop for labour market information. The summary pages provide key trend data about or local area.
  5. ICloud provide 1,000 different video clips of LMI and personal career stories to help students explore different career routes and pathways.
  6. Get In Go Far is the government portal for information about apprenticeships, with a linked website to find live apprenticeship vacancies.
  7. Amazing Apprenticeships provides free talks and guidance to schools via the Apprenticeship Support Knowledge service (ASK).
  8. National Careers Week provides a range of posters, inspirational quotes and links to the Royal Bank of Scotland Kickstart resources.
  9. This government tool allows you to use your postcode to search for courses and qualifications available in your local area.
  10. Office for students England helps you identify the Single Points of Contact in your Higher Education Networks, along with local outreach events such as summer schools and advice and information on progression.
  11. Career Companion is an independent and impartial guide to careers information on the internet (subscription required).
  12. Federation for Industry Sector Skills & Standards provides free, sector-specific careers information for young people through the network of Sector Skills Councils (SSCs).

Students at Kingsbury have the opportunity throughout their school life to enhance their Labour Market intelligence by accessing information on different jobs and occupations, and on the labour market at local, regional, national and international levels. Here are some useful links to support their research and knowledge.

Useful Links:

Useful words for our students, parents/carers and teachers:

Curriculum Vitae – CV A document used to communicate your skills, qualifications, achievements, certificates and any work experience to potential employers.  

Employment: An occupation by which a person earns a living; work; business between two parties (an employer and an employee). You can also be self-employed; this is when you earn money without an employer.

Labour Market: Is the availability of employment and labour, in terms of supply and demand.

Occupation: This describes a job or a profession. An activity, task and profession that is specific where you are regularly paid.

Occupational Awareness: Exploring options if you don’t know what your options are, a great step is to familiarise with the different jobs, occupations and related sectors.

Self-Awareness: This can be defined as the knowledge that you acquire that relates to the different facets of your personality including your strengths, weaknesses, beliefs, interests, motivation and emotions.

Recruitment: Recruitment (hiring) refers to the overall process of attracting, shortlisting, selecting and appointing suitable candidates for jobs (either permanent or temporary) within an organization. Recruitment can also refer to processes involved in choosing individuals for unpaid roles.

Salary:  a fixed regular payment, typically paid on a monthly basis but often expressed as an annual sum, made by an employer to an employee.

Job Sector: Job sectors are areas of the economy which include various occupations, and the occupations within each sector are typically related to each other in some way. While these jobs are linked within a larger field, each sector requires a workforce with diverse skills and various specialties.

Trends:  A general direction in which a job/sector or industry is developing or changing. For example: Rapid technological changes are uprooting entire industries and changing the way we interact in the workplace.

Work: An activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a purpose or result. This is different to employment as we are not always paid for work.

Voluntary: Something that you do of your own free will, without payment.

Informed Decisions: A decision that is based on knowledge and research of a subject or situation. Good information is essential if people are to make informed choices about their future.

Labour Market Information tells you about the local or national demand there is for different skills from different industries. Labour market information tells you: Which jobs are likely to be easiest or hardest to find in your area. Which are the big employers in different areas and which ones have jobs on offer.

Do’s and Don’ts for using LMI in your career decisions: Target Careers- targetcareers.co.uk