LMI Bulletin 20/04/2018 (Issue 364)

Produced by the LMI Team at Education Development Trust 

LMI Bulletin 20/04/2018 (Issue 364)

 Job Gains & Losses

The Spanish City in Whitley Bay is set to open this summer and jobs are already being advertised in preparation for this. Vacancies include opportunities in hospitality, maintenance and administration (The Chronicle).

Private dental practice, The Cosmetic Dental Clinic, who are based in Newcastle are opening a new clinic in Durham, creating seven jobs. The practice offer both cosmetic and general dental care (Business Durham).

Newcastle based customer contact centre, Echo-U North are creating 100 permanent customer service advisor jobs (Bdaily).


Jobs Fairs
There are several jobs fair coming up across the region and we have pulled the details of what we have found below:

Offshore Energy
A report from Sir Michael Fallon MP (ex Energy Minister) and his visit to Tees Valley has given hope that the government will be looking to improve the contribution of local companies to the offshore wind market. The  report was commissioned by local engineering firm Wilton Engineering and it presents the case for setting a 60% target for the proportion of UK companies in the manufacturing, installation and maintenance of wind energy. The outcome would be more business and more employment for local companies. 

Care Workers pay
Skills for care has published a report on the pay trends in the care sector since 2011/12/. The key finding is that reasuringly, the average care worker was better off, in real terms, by 45p per hour in February 2018 than they were in September 2012. 

Impact of Brexit and more automation: Trends to watch in 2018
Thought provoking article from Prospects Luminate, which explores themes which are influencing the graduate labour market in 2018. These themes include Brexit, automation, soft skills shortages and graduate job seeking behaviour.

Reaching the Gatsby Benchmarks
Gatsby has published "Good Career Guidance: Reaching the Gatsby Benchmarks," a handbook for schools containing information to help schools on their journey towards implementing the Benchmarks.

Annual Population Survey - employment by occupation
Using data from the Labour Force Survey, the APS provides an estimate of the count of employment by occupation (using SOC 2010) at a regional level. Looking back over a longer period shows where the growth and shrinkage in occupations have been.To do your own analysis look here on Nomis.


The charts show the occupations that have seen the greatest increase and decrease in numbers in employment in the North East region (that's the old North East region from Berwick to Redcar).

The increases have primarily been in:

  • Administration work
  • Nursing/care work
  • Call/Contact Centre
  • Sales and business development
  • Software developers
  • Property

and the decreases in:

  • Public sector
  • Banking
  • PAs/Secretarial
  • Stock control
  • Retail
  • Police Officers
  • Construction Trades.

A fuller list of occupational changes will be published in the next fortnight.

Bulletin date: 
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:00