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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.


Labour Market Information for London, split into sectors.

United Kingdom


With thanks to Chris Targett from CXK

Our Values

Faith in the presence of God

Concern for the poor and social justice

Quality education

Respect for all persons

Inclusive community

an awareness of the living presence of God in our world, and a calling to see the world through the eyes of faith

a calling to support the poor and victims of injustice, through community service and justice education

to provide an education that is second to none, so that our students will not just contribute to society, but will transform it

that we are all children of God and, as such, at the heart of our education we must respect the dignity of all persons

we respect and value diversity, which means that nobody is left out or left behind, and that we embrace the unique stories and qualities that each of us bring to the world.


Trust Information

St Simon Stock 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 Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.