LMI Bulletin 6/07/2018 (Issue 374)

Produced by the LMI Team at Education Development Trust 

LMI Bulletin 6/07/2018 (Issue 374)

Job Gains & Losses

Some of you may have been wondering what was happening to Gateshead Old Town Hall.  Dinosauria Ltd has reached an agreement with Gateshead Council for the long-term lease of the ex town hall. It is to create 'The Unnatural History Museum', which they say will eventually result in almost 300 jobs. (ChronicleLive)

AV Dawson the Tees Valley logistics company has won a contract with British Gypsum and will create 10 new jobs. The product will arrive at AV Dawson's berth on the Tees before being shipped onwards by rail (GazetteLive)


Never say we are not in tune with the news

Careers in Sport
There may be a blip in interest in sport after this summer, so this site may be a useful resource, with job profiles, links to the HEIs offering sports related degrees and job adverts.  Not too sure who the publishers are but the major employer partner is GLL. Over 20 years ago Greenwich Council outsourced its leisure service and GLL was born. It is now a major leisure services provider across England.

The NHS is 70
The NHS was 70 yesterday. After arguments over the need for it and a difficult birth, it has grown to full maturity.   It now employs 1.4 million people through NHS England, NHS Wales and NHS Scotland, including 72,000 in the North East. 

May 2018 was a record month for NHS Jobs as 35,057 adverts were placed. This is the highest it has ever been in the history of site/service.  A cut out from the  NHS Jobs bulletin shows the scale of the demand to work for the NHS.


ONS has produced a 5 question test of your knowledge about changes in health and demographics since 1948. 

Pharmaceutical Careers
The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) is the trade body of the UK pharmaceutical industry. This is its careers site which provides information on the industry and entry routes. It is quite HE orientated. 

In January 2018, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) commissioned a piece of academic research to look at the changing state of the press market:

  • The average daily circulation of national newspapers (weekday) fell from 11.2m in 2007 to 6.1m in 2017.
  • An estimate of the number of ‘front line journalists’ working as print journalists in the UK - 17,000 today, compared to 23,000 10 years ago
  • Eight of the 10 most shared UK websites on social media over the year to July 2017 were news sites, and that almost 50% of all engagements with UK websites on social media featured content sourced from UK news publishers

Further Education for Benefit Claimants
Statistics from the DfE and the DWP into benefit claimants going into education and apprenticeships. In summary:

In 2016/17, there were 24,500 apprenticeship starts by adult (19-64) apprentices on benefit in the six months before starting their apprenticeship. This is a 21% decrease from the number in 2015/16. 

From the other side, this means that 7% of the 368,100 adult apprenticeship starts in 2016/17 were made by learners who were on benefit in the 6 months before training 

What would be helpful to have is a breakdown of the status of all adult apprentices at the point they began their apprenticeship. How many were in employment with the same employer, or a different employer, how many were in f/t or p/t education, how many were unemployed but not in receipt of benefits etc.   We have asked DfE if this data exists. 


Bulletin date: 
Friday, July 6, 2018 - 11:00