Personal Development

Labour Market Information

What is Labour Market Information?

Facts, analysis or interpretation of data gathered about working, workplaces and people. For example:

  • Wages
  • Hours worked
  • Working patterns
  • Gender balance
  • Qualifications needed
  • Geographical locations
  • Occupations

What do you need to know about that for?

Knowing certain info makes decision making easier. It answers questions such as:

  • Will I need to go to university?
  • How much will I earn
  • What would I do each day?
  • Where are most jobs in X, Y or Z located?
  • Which are the best Apprenticeships?
  • Which sectors are growing or shrinking in the UK?

Explore different occupations using the LMI for All Careerometer widget

The widget can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations help of learn about different occupations and identify potential careers.

It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.

Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.

For more information about different careers, their requirements and the routes to get there, visit Unifrog.

Key sectors and employers in the region

D2N2 has identified eight key sectors of economic growth: Transport Equipment Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Food and Drink Manufacturing, Construction, Visitor Economy, Low Carbon (Goods/Services), Transport and Logistics, and Creative Industries.

Some of the largest local employers are listed below. Click on each company to find out a little more about the variety of careers they offer.

Below are some of the largest employers in Nottinghamshire.

The NHS is by far the biggest employer in the area, with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, and Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust alone employing over 25,000 people in Nottinghamshire. With over 350 different roles, there is something for everyone. Click here to complete a 5 minute quiz to find your healthcare career. If you are interested in a career in healthcare, register your interest with the NHS at . Once registered, you’ll receive a ‘Welcome to the NHS’ email with additional information and useful links and they will keep in touch with updates based on your career interests.

Employing almost 20,000 people, Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council are the second and third largest employers in the area respectively. The city council employ people in a large range of roles, and offer work experience, apprenticeships and a graduate programme.

Much more than a pharmacy, in addition to its core business, Boots has numerous roles in retail, supply, and administrative support. Employing over 6,000 people, Boots is the largest private sector employer in the region. In addition to their graduate programmes, Boots also offer Apprenticeships.

Local Universities offer many careers opportunities other than graduate positions, and employ over 9,000 people in Nottingham. Use the links to find useful information about working at the universities, the types of roles available, and resources to support your search.

With over 5,000 staff, E.ON is the seventh largest employer in Nottinghamshire. As with many other employers, the range of roles they have is vast, and they offer a number of different routes through apprenticeships, degree apprenticeships, graduate & undergraduate placements.

Download an information pack produced for National Apprenticeship Week, to give you some insight into the roles that you could have as an apprentice with E.ON

Nottinghamshire Police employ over 3,000 people locally. In addition to Police Officers, they have a large variety of support staff roles, including Police Staff Apprentices.

Experian plc is an Irish multinational consumer credit reporting company. Experian collects and aggregates information on over 1 billion people and businesses including 235 million individual U.S. consumers and more than 25 million U.S. businesses.

Experian’s four offices in the Midlands are all based in Nottingham, and employ over 2,000 people.

One of Center Parc’s many sites is in Sherwood Forest, providing many opportunities for careers in and around outdoor pursuits. If you love spending time in nature and enjoy outdoor activities, then this would be a great place to start! Center Parcs also have a vast array of roles in hospitality, employing around 1,500 local people.

Center Parcs Jobs

nmcn (formerly known as North Midland Construction) operate nationally in areas such as building construction, water pipelines, highways, and communications. Employing over 1,500 locally, they provide several routes into different careers. Their aim is to provide “critical infrastructure for the future”.

As one of the biggest private employers in Nottingham, NCT often look to recruit new people. You can find out about their current vacancies and the types of skills and attributes you need to work for them by clicking on the link below. NCT has a comprehensive training programme which offers skill development to all employees.

City Care is our local community health provider. They offer support in both nursing and other healthcare services. In addition to recruitment, City Care provide opportunities for work experience and apprenticeships in several areas.

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