What is labour market information? LMI for short
- The number of people in certain job sectors
- What jobs and skills employers are looking for
- Which industries are in growth and recruiting and where to find them
- Declining job sectors and general employment trends
When thinking about your career pathway it is useful to consider what is happening in the labour market.
Why do you need to know about LMI?
The more successful you are in education and the more qualifications you gain, the more jobs you can apply for.
In the current climate, job markets are very competitive. Most employers and apprenticeship providers want someone who has achieved at least 5 good GCSE grades including English and maths. It is advisable to check whether you also need science, this is increasingly becoming advantageous.
Would Work Experience help me understand LMI?
Yes! More and more employers consider skills developed through Work Experience are essential. Work Experience is a good start in your career path.