Information about local and national labour markets can help students make informed choices about future study and training. There are likely to be more job opportunities within growth industries.
Information on the local labour market can be found within the ‘Skills & Growth Snapshot 2017’ at the following website:
If students are not sure what they want to do for a career, the Careerometer can help them to explore and compare key information about occupations to support the process of identifying potential careers. It includes a selection of headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment opportunities.
The National Careers Service are dedicated to helping people get the advice they need for future skills, careers, work and life choices. They can help people to develop their career with specially designed tools, or get people on the job ladder. The National Careers Service website enables people to browse profiles of 800 different types of job, or by employment sector, to ascertain the skills and qualifications that are needed; people can also read about what the work would be like, the average salary that can be expected along with career prospects.