Labour Market Information

Labour Market Information is specific to the area you live in and in and it tells you about the current work and job environments. It can help you by telling you which job sectors are very strong in the area you live in, e.g. Engineering. It can also tell you which areas need more people working for them, e.g. Construction and Health Care. 

Labour Market Information and Progression Routes In Essex

Not everyone knows what they want to do when they finish school and even if you do, do you know how to get started or what training you need to get the job you want?

We are here to help! This is our guide to everything you need to know about getting ready for a job or training you would like to do. We will show you eight different industries that you could think about for your future jobs. These are all popular and growing in Essex and are important for bringing money and new skills to Essex. Each of these industries have different starting points no matter what your qualifications, skills or experience. There is something for everyone!

We have also included information about the different types of learning and training courses available to you after finishing school or college. These are things like on-the-job training for beginners, how to combine work and study, and options to continue your education at a university or elsewhere.


Use the Skillsometer and Careersometer widgets below to explore further the Labour Market Information opportunities available to you.


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.



Careersometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you 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.