Parkside School

Labour Market Information (LMI)

Labour Market Information (LMI)

A key element of our careers programme is enabling our students and their parent/carers to have access to career and labour market information (LMI)


What is LMI and why do I need to know?



Labour Market Information or LMI provides data and predictions about present and future trends in the workplace. This can include information on, for example:

  • The types of jobs that exist and what they involve
  • Rates of pay
  • Skills that are in demand and future jobs
  • Progression routes and opportunities within these fields


When people have up to date information, they are more able to make key decisions about future career pathways, which skills to develop and make informed choices.

What we do:

  • teach students how to find and process information
  • give students access to up-to-date information in a range of different formats, including online software packages
  • offer the students first-hand information through encounters with employers and experiences of the workplace

It is also important to think about jobs of the future when choosing your courses.


Watch the videos below:

Futuregoals – jobs of the future.



FutureGoals – career roles outside the box



Useful websites and further information:

https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/information/careerometer - Use this handy tool to explore and compare key information (pay, hours, future employment prospects) about occupations and identify potential careers.


https://icould.com/explore/ -  A website with hundreds of videos and jobs profiles to explore. LMI is given on each job including a number of statistics including pay, growth and qualifications needed.


https://www.lmiforall.org.uk/ - The LMI for All portal provides high quality, reliable labour market information (LMI) to inform careers decisions.


https://www.adzuna.co.uk/- Job searches and statistics on a whole range of jobs


 Here is an overview of jobs and some important information relating to our region, Leeds City:


Not sure what jobs you may be interested in. Thinking about skills, interests and the ways these can link to jobs can be a helpful first step in identifying possible future jobs.

Why not take the quiz, which requires you to reflect on a number statements and decide what you love, are not sure about or dislike. The statements are presented within six well established occupational categories (Artistic, Realistic, Investigative, Conventional, Enterprising, and Social), which are then ranked against jobs.

Once you have completed the quiz you are given a short list of job suggestions that are most likely to be suited to your own particular skills and interests. Each job can be explored as a description is presented together with information on pay and hours. 

Skillsometer Here