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Labour Market Information

Labour Market Information


What is LMI?


Labour Market Information (LMI) can provide us with insights into different jobs and opportunities, telling us what is available now or predicted to be in the future. Therefore, it is a fundamentally important tool when researching potential career pathways.


It can be gathered from a wide array of sources from websites run by government funded organisations, to adverts for job vacancies in local papers and online. Even sources such as conversations with friends and family can give us information on who maybe recruiting locally.


However sometimes it is important to ask questions like, “How was the information gathered, when, by whom and for what purpose?” This will affect what the data is attempting to prove (if biased) or what it may mean for you and your career decisions.


For example, if the data was collected five years ago, how reliable is it (not very)? However, if the data was collected last week it is likely to be more reliable.


Tools such as can help us access basic data on different jobs which, is helpful for a broad picture but very generalised. The pros and cons of this are outlined here:


Be informed


When researching the labour market, it is important to try and use more than one source of information to get the best view as possible. Using more than one source of data increases the odds of accurate outcomes.




Research helps you see what is available in the world of work that you might have the skills and desire to do as a job. It is key to understanding what is going on. It can sometimes be a little tricky though so, remember there are plenty of sources of support to help you with this: parents, carers, teachers, friends and your careers adviser!




Look at the top jobs in different areas around Kent, plus other useful resources.

Data packs by district:

Economic forecast:




Labour Market Information for London, split into sectors.

Indicators of demand in London

Construction opportunities


United Kingdom


Region reports:


Sector forecasts:






Working Abroad:

Studying Abroad:

European Trends:

European Labour Market:

Our Values

Ambition Rooted firmly in Catholic teachings, we aim to nurture and guide our students to fulfil their God-given potential so they may achieve success.

Leadership We strive to be a community of servant leaders, where individuals gain a clear sense of self and purpose, knowing their values and using these to guide how they enrich the community in which they belong.

Integrity We teach our students to value honesty and have strong moral principles, using their discernment to govern their actions and take responsibility for their choices.

Vigour Inspired by the life of St Gregory, we empower our students to work with vigour, so they approach all activities and opportunities with effort, energy and enthusiasm.

Empathy We aim for our students to understand and value the feelings of others and for them to know they are loved and celebrated irrespective of their differences.


Trust Information

St Gregory's Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Gregory's Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.