Useful Careers, Information & Guidance Online
At Reach school we feel it is important for both students and parents to have the opportunity to be able to access impartial on-line resources to help your child develop their aspirations, review and analyse their long-term and short-term careers goals and use information obtained to help make decisions about their possible options and career paths. Please see below information that will direct you to these online resources. As parents these resources will help you to understand the changes in further education and give you a good foundation of knowledge to support your child with their chosen path.
Explore different occupations using the LMI for All Careerometer widget
Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations help of 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.
Labour Market Information
What is Labour Market Information (LMI)
Labour Market Information, tells us about local or national demand for different skills from various industries. LMI informs us:
- Who are the big employers In your area and what jobs they have on offer
- Which jobs are the easiest and hardest to find in your area
- What skills are in short supply in your area
- What skills employers are looking for in your chosen industry
- What qualifications are required for your chosen industry
- What jobs will look like in the future
All the above factors will help you make a more informed decision about which career path you take.
Below are a few websites/links where you can explore Labour Market Information in various job sectors.
Website that gives you free access to more than a thousand videos related to different curriculum subjects of people telling their personal careers stories in their own words including information on Labour Market Information (LMI) e.g. average salary, skills & qualification.
The National Career Service provide information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work
Success at School is the place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice. Lots of helpful advice in the advice section on employability skills, work experience, apprenticeships, university and different career paths.