LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION: FURTHER RESEARCH LINKS
There are many resources, websites or literature you can use to do further research. Always check the information is up to date as things can change rapidly! We have provided a selection of links below to help you find further information.
Information about careers
Information about careers:
- National Careers service website
- Prospects website: for graduate jobs, postgraduate study, advice about work experience, internship opportunities and graduate careers.
- Higher Education Progression Partnership Hub website (HEPP) and Higher Education Progression Partnership South Yorkshire (HEPPSY) - providing impartial advice and guidance about higher education to all schools in the South Yorkshire region.
Apprenticeships are a popular study option in South Yorkshire. They are are a great way to gain hands-on experience while studying towards an industry-recognised qualification and earning a wage. They're available across a range of sectors (e.g. accounting, business, law, construction, engineering and transport). See the following links for more information:
Starting work, Volunteering and Finding a Job
- National Citizen Service (NCS) - find a programme of activities near you.
- Do It website to connect with other people and find volunteering opportunities.
Advice when starting work:
- Visit the Citizens Advice website to check your rights at work if you're under 18.
Help with finding a jobs:
- BBC's 'Five things to focus on your cv' article
- BBC Bitesize Careers section: For all ages, explore careers linked to subjects, industry information, job hunting help, CVs and much more, with bite sized fun films.
This Gov.uk tool allows you to use your postcode to search for courses and qualifications available in your local area fror 14-19 year olds.
Information for teachers and tutors
Inspiring the Future
- Amazing Apprenticeships provides free talks and guidance to schools via the Apprenticeship Support Knowledge service (ASK).
- National Careers Week provides a range of posters, inspirational quotes and links to the Royal Bank of Scotland Kickstart resources.
- UKCES, Careers of the Future uses the latest occupational research, showcasing 40 top jobs in 10 key occupations that an analysis of the UK job market research suggests will be crucial over the next decade. Useful to inform young people, visit the Gov.uk Careers of the future website
- CASCAID, Kudos: Explore LMI through Kudos by CASCAID, providing dynamic LMI on over 750 careers including salary information, employment opportunities and local vacancies. Visit the Cascaid website.
- iCould offer a range of videos linked to job roles, where labour market information is available under each clip, such as pay, gender split, direction of growth and so on. It also can link subjects to career opportunities and other teaching resources. Visit the iCould website.
- Office for Students England website helps you identify the Single Points of Contact in your Higher Education Networks, along with local outreach events such as summer schools and advice and information on progression.
- Federation for Industry Sector Skills & Standards provides free, sector-specific careers information for young people through the network of Sector Skills - visit the FISSS website.
Information for parents and carers
As a parent and/or carer, you are incredibly influential when it comes to the decisions your child makes in all areas of their lives and that is especially true when it comes to their education and careers.
We know that the choices which are open to your child today may be very different from when you were in their position and you may feel as if you’re unsure about what advice to offer. With that in mind, we want to try and make it as easy as possible for you to talk to your child about their options confidently; knowing that the information you have is as accurate and as up to date as possible.
View the links below to explore more about jobs, the economy and further study:
Inspiring the Future
- Inspiring the future website is an online match-making platform, connecting schools and colleges with appropriate volunteers from a range of sectors and professions that match their particular requirements.
- Careerpilot website: Information on all choices at 14,16 and 18
- iCould website: A range of articles for parents to help when advising children of their different options.
- Barclays Lifeskills Parent Zone: Find out how the Barclays Life Skills programme can help develop your child's skills.
- Parental Guidance website: Careers information and advice from the Careers Writers Association.
- Gov.uk Apprenticeships website: parents guide on apprenticeships
- UCAS application website: advice for parents on applying
Skillsometer can help you discover what jobs you might like to do in the future. You will be presented with a series of statements. Select the emoji that shows how you feel about each statement. You will be given suggestions of jobs linked to what you most enjoy doing. Try it below:
Icould career quiz
Visit the Icould website to explore different jobs and sectors and take a quiz to think about your career and discover your personality type.
National Careers website
View more information about jobs, sectors and progressing on the Government’s National Careers Website.
For more information visit the Start in South Yorkshire website (external). This website is a new skills and employability website, developed for students, teachers, parents and employers across South Yorkshire. Register to create an account so that you can start building your profile and receive personalised information and advice: