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Labour Market Information (LMI) is a useful tool to help young people research future jobs in the local area, understand the skills needed for individual roles and the demand for future employment.

What is Labour Marketing Information?

Descriptions of individual careersLabour Market Information (LMI) helps break down the working environment into bitesize pieces. Young people can identify:

  • Entry requirements for each route
  • Promotional prospects
  • Paid salaries
  • Skills and Qualifications needed to fulfill the role

The LMI further covers the future demand of the job, it looks at where the industry will be in a couple of years and what new skills will be needed.

Find out more about the LMI in Croydon and other boroughs in London.

With new industries emerging young people can use Labour Market Information (LMI) to make informed decisions about career planning, job hunting and their career progression.

Check our Skillsometer Quiz and Careerometer below to find out what your perfect job looks like. 

LMI is used to make informed decisions about skills and jobs in specified areas. Orbital South Colleges works with Coast to Capital local enterprise partnership. 

View an extract from Coast to Capital's guide which provides information on how to support your child's decision making and understanding of LMI. 

Orbital South Colleges’ Group works in partnership with The Careers & Enterprise Company to share resources, best practices and to collaborate on career initiatives.

We work closely with our Enterprise Coordinator and our Enterprise Advisors to bring the very best in our careers offer for students, parents and local businesses – for the fast-changing world of work and life long education.


The Careerometer is a useful tool to explore and compare key information about different job occupations.

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