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.  Then 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 

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:

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.