LMI

LMI stands for Labour Market Information. It refers to any relevant information about the current state of the jobs market.

LMI can include information such as

  • The industries and businesses in a certain area.
  • The types of jobs that exist and what they involve.
  • How many jobs there are.
  • The skills that are currently (or will be) in high demand.
  • Typical rates of pay.
  • Career progression opportunities.

LMI helps to take the confusion out of career planning, job hunting, career progression, and changing career. When students have accurate and up-to-date information, they are better equipped to make informed choices about their future.

North East LMI

There are certain areas in the North East which are expected to grow in the future. These are known as growth sectors.

The four main growth areas in the North East are:

  • Advanced Engineering
  • Digital
  • Energy
  • Health and Life Sciences

North East Labour Market Information 

Useful sources of LMI

Prospects is a career website. Take the quiz or use the Career Planner to start working out where you want to go.

LMI For All is a comprehensive portal that collates various sources of LMI to provide high-quality data.

ICould uses data from LMI For All as well as real-life personal stories from young people. It has thousands of resources including videos and a calendar of careers events across the UK.

The National Careers Service offers over 800 job profiles on its website. Under each profile you’ll learn about the average salary, working hours, typical duties, and routes into the profession. Bdaily are an online publisher of UK regional business news. They provide regular updates on business and the labour market in the North East.

LMI Bulletin (Education Development Trust) 

Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers. It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation. Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.