Data Sources

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Careers Professionals, Teachers and Strategy Planners all have a need for reputable data.

Advisers & Teachers will use data with clients and students to help them make sound decisions.

Planners & Bid Writers will frequently need to use data evidence to justify arguments and reasons for a plan of action.

These hyperlinks will take you to reputable sources. Please note that links can go out of date so please let us know on admin@euroguidance.co.uk.


Why careers professionals use LMI with clients.

It is a requirement to use LMI as part of a careers guidance interview according to the Career Development Institute.

See the PDF Level 6 Diploma in Career
Guidance and Development Unit Title: Use Career and Labour Market Information with clients.


Labour Market Information (Work trends)

Always check you have the latest data as some links may go to reports which have been superseded.

Useful tools


LMI Matters a toolkit for guidance. Note this was published in 2004 but the process and value of LMI has not changed. This is a good tool if you are new to using LMI in your Advice/guidance sessions.
 
EQavet LMI definition and systems for gathering LMI data. 
Equvet is the European Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training. The website provides regularly updated information on quality assurance in European VET systems, the EQAVET Network’s agenda and activities, relevant documents and useful links.

 

Sources of labour market information

It pays to do some research into different career sector and to keep updated on trends in the labour market. The following links provide labour market information and intelligence across a range of industries.

Primary UK data sources

The following three hyperlinks are from the University of Birmingham Sources of LMI page.   

Primary data sources   Sources of general labour market information (LMI)  
Regional labour market information  
  • www.statistics.gov.uk – Free access to data sets including labour market (Labour Force Survey, Public Sector Employment etc).  
  • www.nomisweb.co.uk – Provides labour market statistics from official sources for local areas throughout the UK including the Annual Business Inquiry.  
  • www.hesa.ac.uk – The Higher Education Statistics Agency. Collects, analyses and disseminates data on higher education including the annual destinations survey.  

Sources of general labour market information


The National Guidance Research Forum (NGRF) facilitates knowledge sharing and professional development, together with labour market information for those interested in career guidance research and practice including practitioners, policy makers, researchers, guidance trainees, tutors and trainers. They provide comprehensive labour market information broken down by sector and region and delivered in the context of use in the careers guidance process. There are on-line training modules for guidance practitioners in using LMI.  

The Higher Education Academy website resources section has downloadable reports on issues affecting the graduate labour market.  

https://ise.org.uk/-Institute of Student Employers (previously The Association of Graduate Recruiters) produces labour market reports concerning graduate employment which are free to members and available to purchase on-line for non members.  

www.vitae.ac.uk/researchers – Vitae Researcher Portal – information and guidance for doctoral students and research staff. 

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development produce Labour Market Outlook a quarterly LMI report.  
WARWICK
www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/ier – Warwick Institute for Employment Research. The Institute engages in labour market research at national, regional and local level with some European comparison studies. 

www.prospects.ac.uk – What do graduates do? Prospects provide online information on the first destinations of graduates, broken down by subject and based on the HESA DLHE survey and produced by HECSU and AGCAS. 

www.cbi.org.uk – The CBI produces a range of business and industry surveys which are available online to members. The annual Employment Trends Survey is available in hard copy from their online bookshop. 

Owned by HEFCE and managed by UCAS this is principally a comparison site for degree courses at universities throughout the UK; however, it does give graduate first destinations percentages broken down by course and institution.  

Local Enterprise Partnerships Details of Enterprise Zones, latest news from Enterprise Zones.  

The Labour Market Story: Skills for the future Pub 2014

Useful strategy information even if some of the data may no longer be relevant.

Local Enterprise Partnerships network – a gateway to news and information. The resources section has relevant information -government consultations, skills & careers education, industrial strategy, etc.

 

Dedicated to improving the performance of UK city economies – lots of usable data by city.

The Opportunity Mapped tool shows the % of lower skills people in higher skills jobs – by city.

 
   

 

Choose which sites to use from these

 

 

Europe LMI


EURES The European Job Mobility Portal – job statistics per EU country

Skills Panorama – inspiring choices on skills and jobs in Europe

Eurostats – Labour Market, including Labour Force Survey (LFS)

CEDEFOP – Future skill needs in Europe: critical labour force trends (PDF)

Eurostats explanatory articles

Skills and Europe’s Labour MarketA World Bank Report

Germany – Labour Market Data

OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics

International LMI from Durham Works.
 

Careers Strategy

England https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/careers-strategy-making-the-most-of-everyones-skills-and-talents

Post 16 Strategy Plan https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/536043/Post-16_Skills_Plan.pdf

Industrial Strategy https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/664563/industrial-strategy-white-paper-web-ready-version.pdf

Gatsby Benchmarks http://www.gatsby.org.uk/education/focus-areas/good-career-guidance

Northern Ireland https://www.education-ni.gov.uk/publications/preparing-success-2015-2020-strategy-careers-education-and-guidance

Wales http://www.careerswales.com/en/contact-us/about-us/strategic-vision/

Scotland https://www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/

Europe

Ireland https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2016-Press-Releases/PR2016-01-27.html

EU National Guidance Systems  – select the country https://www.euroguidance.eu/guidance-systems-and-practice

The European Employment Strategy explanation https://www.bmas.de/EN/Our-Topics/Social-Europe-and-international-Affairs/Europe/european-employment-policy.html

Europe 2020 Strategy https://ec.europa.eu/info/business-economy-euro/economic-and-fiscal-policy-coordination/eu-economic-governance-monitoring-prevention-correction/european-semester/framework/europe-2020-strategy_en

European employment Strategy   https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=101&langId=en

Outside Europe

Australia https://www.education.gov.au/news/national-career-education-strategy

African Union + USA “A ROADMAP FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF LABOR MARKET INFORMATION SYSTEMS” this report was prepared by the Workforce Connections (WC) project at the request of the African Union (AU) operating unit, with funding from USAID. PDF report.

Canada https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/youth-employment-strategy.html

Sector Careers Strategies

NHS Medical Dentistry & Health https://www.nwpgmd.nhs.uk/sites/default/files/MDRS%20Careers%20Strategy%20July%202016%20%281%29.pdf

Golf European Labour Market Information Research for Golf http://eose.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/0.-Golf-Stand-LMI-Key-Findings-Single-Pages.pdf

Why use Labour Market Information in a careers interview

 

It is a requirement to use LMI as part of a careers guidance interview according to the Career Development Institute.

See the PDF Level 6 Diploma in Career
Guidance and Development Unit Title: Use Career and Labour Market Information with clients.


Labour Market Information (Work trends)

Always check you have the latest data as some links may go to reports which have been superseded.

Useful tools


LMI Matters a toolkit for guidance. Note this was published in 2004 but the process and value of LMI has not changed. This is a good tool if you are new to using LMI in your Advice/guidance sessions.

 


EQavet LMI definition and systems for gathering LMI data. 
Equvet is the European Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training. The website provides regularly updated information on quality assurance in European VET systems, the EQAVET Network’s agenda and activities, relevant documents and useful links.


Sources of labour market information

It pays to do some research into different career sector and to keep updated on trends in the labour market. The following links provide labour market information and intelligence across a range of industries.


Primary UK data sources

The following three hyperlinks are from the University of Birmingham Sources of LMI page.   

Primary data sources 

 

 

Sources of general labour market information (LMI)  

 

Sources of general labour market information (LMI)  

 

 

 

  •   www.statistics.gov.uk – Free access to data sets including labour market (Labour Force Survey, Public Sector Employment etc).  
  • www.nomisweb.co.uk – Provides labour market statistics from official sources for local areas throughout the UK including the Annual Business Inquiry.  
  • www.hesa.ac.uk – The Higher Education Statistics Agency. Collects, analyses and disseminates data on higher education including the annual destinations survey.  

 

 

 

 

 

 


The National Guidance Research Forum (NGRF) facilitates knowledge sharing and professional development, together with labour market information for those interested in career guidance research and practice including practitioners, policy makers, researchers, guidance trainees, tutors and trainers. They provide comprehensive labour market information broken down by sector and region and delivered in the context of use in the careers guidance process. There are on-line training modules for guidance practitioners in using LMI.  

 


The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development produce Labour Market Outlook a quarterly LMI report.  


www.prospects.ac.uk – What do graduates do? Prospects provide online information on the first destinations of graduates, broken down by subject and based on the HESA DLHE survey and produced by HECSU and AGCAS. 

 

 

 


Owned by HEFCE and managed by UCAS this is principally a comparison site for degree courses at universities throughout the UK; however, it does give graduate first destinations percentages broken down by course and institution.  

 

The Labour Market Story: Skills for the future Pub 2014

Useful strategy information even if some of the data may no longer be relevant.

 

Dedicated to improving the performance of UK city economies – lots of usable data by city.

The Opportunity Mapped tool shows the % of lower skills people in higher skills jobs – by city.

 

The Higher Education Academy website resources section has downloadable reports on issues affecting the graduate labour market.  


https://ise.org.uk/-Institute of Student Employers (previously The Association of Graduate Recruiters) produces labour market reports concerning graduate employment which are free to members and available to purchase on-line for non members.  


www.vitae.ac.uk/researchers – Vitae Researcher Portal – information and guidance for doctoral students and research staff. 

 

WARWICK UNIVERSITY
www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/ier – Warwick Institute for Employment Research. The Institute engages in labour market research at national, regional and local level with some European comparison studies. 


Local Enterprise Partnerships Details of Enterprise Zones, latest news from Enterprise Zones.  

 


www.cbi.org.uk – The CBI produces a range of business and industry surveys which are available online to members. The annual Employment Trends Survey is available in hard copy from their online bookshop. 

Local Enterprise Partnerships network – a gateway to news and information. The resources section has relevant information -government consultations, skills & careers education, industrial strategy, etc.

 

Another useful LMI resource with lots of links

http://www.ridgewood.dudley.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Labour-Market-Information.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


European LMI


EURES The European Job Mobility Portal – job statistics per EU country

 


Skills Panorama – inspiring choices on skills and jobs in Europe


Eurostats – Labour Market, including Labour Force Survey (LFS)

 


CEDEFOP – Future skill needs in Europe: critical labour force trends (PDF)


Eurostats explanatory articles

 


Skills and Europe’s Labour MarketA World Bank Report


Germany – Labour Market Data

 


OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics

 

 


International LMI from Durham Works.


Careers Strategy

England https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/careers-strategy-making-the-most-of-everyones-skills-and-talents

Post 16 Strategy Plan https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/536043/Post-16_Skills_Plan.pdf

Industrial Strategy https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/664563/industrial-strategy-white-paper-web-ready-version.pdf

Gatsby Benchmarks http://www.gatsby.org.uk/education/focus-areas/good-career-guidance

Northern Ireland https://www.education-ni.gov.uk/publications/preparing-success-2015-2020-strategy-careers-education-and-guidance

Wales http://www.careerswales.com/en/contact-us/about-us/strategic-vision/

Scotland https://www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/


Europe

Ireland https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2016-Press-Releases/PR2016-01-27.html

EU National Guidance Systems  – select the country https://www.euroguidance.eu/guidance-systems-and-practice

The European Employment Strategy explanation https://www.bmas.de/EN/Our-Topics/Social-Europe-and-international-Affairs/Europe/european-employment-policy.html

Europe 2020 Strategy https://ec.europa.eu/info/business-economy-euro/economic-and-fiscal-policy-coordination/eu-economic-governance-monitoring-prevention-correction/european-semester/framework/europe-2020-strategy_en

European Employment Strategy  

https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=101&langId=en


Outside Europe

Australia https://www.education.gov.au/news/national-career-education-strategy

African Union + USA “A ROADMAP FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF LABOR MARKET INFORMATION SYSTEMS” this report was prepared by the Workforce Connections (WC) project at the request of the African Union (AU) operating unit, with funding from USAID. PDF report.

Canada https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/youth-employment-strategy.html


Sector Careers Strategies

NHS Medical Dentistry & Health https://www.nwpgmd.nhs.uk/sites/default/files/MDRS%20Careers%20Strategy%20July%202016%20%281%29.pdf

Golf European Labour Market Information Research for Golf http://eose.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/0.-Golf-Stand-LMI-Key-Findings-Single-Pages.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

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