What is LMI?

LMI, or Labour Market Information, is the data that looks at the nature and types of jobs in a market. It is important that as parents you are aware of local LMI so you can support your child in their progression into a chosen career; you need to be confident that there will be jobs available in the area of interest.

What is an apprenticeship?

On an apprenticeship, you’re employed to do a real job while studying for a formal qualification, usually for one day a week either at a college or training centre. By the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll hopefully have gained the skills and knowledge needed to either succeed in your chosen career or progress onto the next apprenticeship level.

What you’ll learn depends on the role that you’re training for. However, apprentices in every role follow an approved study programme, which means you’ll gain a nationally-recognised qualification at the end of your apprenticeship.

Where can I get advice, as a parent?

Target Careers have provided a range of advice and gudiance for parents to support their child through careers choices they might have to make including transition to college or sixth form and on to univerity. You can access their website here.