The Gatsby Benchmarks are the national measure for how well schools are doing with their careers education, and require all teachers to link curriculum learning with careers. For example, STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects to diverse careers. Talk to Careers Leader Ali Borrell and to Careers Advisor Sarah Rooney about how to do this in your subject. One easy idea is to spend five minutes at the start of class talking about jobs relating to the topic, as a warm up. Inviting a local employer or former student to visit the class – face to face, or online – will also bring the topic to life. Sarah and Ali can advise you on how to go about this.  You can also use subject noticeboards to display colourful and inspiring posters about related jobs and the careers journeys of celebrities and former students who studied your subject or have (or had) a related occupation. Sharing your own career journey is also a good ‘way in’ to conversations about careers, which will help prepare students for their own career decisions and the world of work. For more ideas see the Careers East Sussex website. Do let Ali and Sarah know about any careers activity that you are delivering, which will help boost the school’s Gatsby Benchmark score. 





Careerometer: A tool to compare jobs

Use the Careerometer to compare different jobs — salary, working hours, etc.

Click the dotted square. Type in the first career that you think you might be interested in and select from the drop-down list, then add your second and third choice to see the comparison.






Explore LMI data

Interested in the labour market and want labour market information?

Here you can find out where to get more information and intelligence of the UK labour market. The widget and websites listed here all use data from the LMI for All service. Some of the websites combine LMI for All data with other types of information, such as videos, whilst others present data as charts. Take a look and see which websites you like.

Explore jobs linked to your skills and interests using Skillsometer

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.


Explore different occupations using Careerometer

Careerometer 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.



LMI Learning Units


These short learning units have been developed by the LMI for All project team to support career practitioners and teachers using, or interested in accessing and using, labour market information (LMI) as part of the careers education, advice, guidance and counselling process.

The units will be extended, but currently cover:

  • What is LMI and why is it important?;
  • Who uses LMI and what for?;
  • Sources of LMI; Limitations of LMI;
  • Features of LMI;
  • Choosing amongst sources of LMI;
  • Understanding replacement demand and skills shortages.

To access the units, please start here.

Explore other websites that present information on the UK labour market

  • icould is a careers website which uses LMI for All to provide context alongside careers videos.
  • U-Explore  provide careers guidance solutions for schools and colleges using LMI for All in Start.
  • SACU is an online source of careers information for young people, parents, teachers and careers advisers.
  • RCU Ltd. is a data dashboard which draws on LMI for All data and is designed to help inform curriculum design.

For more websites that display labour market information have a look at our directory of LMI for All users.








 Tip of the Week


Integrate stories of successful or famous people who studied the subject into your lessons 

Put a picture up and give students 2 minutes to come up with as many different jobs they can think of to do with the picture.
Compare list with partner/ class and get a reward point for each job they have thought of that their partner/ class hasn’t.