Labour Market Information


The ‘Careerometer’ widget below is a great way to get a quick snapshot of jobs and compare information about pay and projected  workforce change, including projected growth or contraction of the workforce and the projected need for replacing retiring workers. This means that a profession might experience a decline in overall numbers, but still need new recruits because of the number of older workers due to retire.

Labour market in the North-East of England

We recommend that you have a look at what is going on in your local area. The LEPs (Local Enterprise Partnerships) take the lead on this. In the region CareerWave tend to work in, the two partnerships are the North East LEP and the Tees Valley Combined Authority LEP. The following links take you to articles about;

Future Jobs in the North-east of England and Future Jobs in Tees Valley.

National and global trends: the future of work and skills

Of course we can’t just look at one region in isolation. We live in an increasingly interconnected world. Therefore it is important to get some understanding about what is happening across the U.K. and from a global perspective. To do this we need to look for broad trends- what will work look like in the near future and what skills and qualities will we need to develop to find our place in this world.

CareerWave has curated some key resources to help us understand the future work trends. Combined with the regional links above and the career websites below, reading the following will better prepare us for what is to come.

The Careerometer in action on other recommended careers websites

The information held in Careerometer comes from LMI for All. Some of the best career websites use LMI for All, including those that have a database of jobs with key information about each role. The ones we use and like a lot are;

National Careers Service


Start Profile



Success at School

Sector specific websites also use the same information and we have curated some of the best ones (see Best Career Websites by Sector and Best Career Websites by School Subject Area).

Job search websites

Another excellent source of job information is any website that advertises jobs. Searching by postcode, at any given time, will give you a picture of what work is available and which sectors are dominant in your local area. This includes;

Find an Apprenticeship Service

Rate My Apprenticeship

Get My First Job


Total Jobs


CV Library



NHS Jobs (get informed about the range of roles available with our biggest employer)