LMI Bulletin (Issue 450)

Produced by the LMI Team at Education Development Trust 

LMI Bulletin (Issue 450)

Job News

Haven Holiday Firm Recruitment Drive
Recruiter has reported that as part of it's 2020 recruitment drive, Haven is looking to fill 7,000 jobs across it's 38 UK holiday parks. There are both full and part time jobs available across security, leisure, accomodation and catering. The vacancies are advertised on the Haven careers site https://havencareers.co.uk/.

A reminder that Amazon is recruiting for its first north east fulfillment centre in Darlington. The vacancies on their site as this is typed are in HR, IT, Engineering and Finance.

The Durham education and training company Learning Curve, is looking to take on another 100 staff. Learning Curve has offices at Durhamgate, and skills academies in Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool, as well as in Manchester and Yorkshire. (BusinessLive)


International Women's Day
By the time you read this, this has passed on the 8th March. However we have put together an infographic (see below) with a few facts about women in the labour market.

This is news that Montane  based in Ashington, is expanding its business with investment (a majority stake) from a Scottish investor. The North East is also home to at least one other outdoor clothing manufacturer, Berghaus  along with high street brand Barbour .  The employment figures aren't so good for textiles/clothing manufacturing but then again that's the case for many areas of manufacturing with a fall in the total employment over the years. However, the Northern Clothing and Textile Network is doing it's bit to promote the textiles industry in the region.  We also hope these shameless borrowing of the brand logos, does its bit. 

Find your health career
With health being the largest employment sector across the North East, employing around 170,000 individuals or 1 in 6 of people working in the NE,[1] we thought it would be useful to draw your attention to Health Careers' 'Let's find your health career tool' which lets users explore which of the 350 careers in the NHS is most suited to them.

Tees Valley Economic Assessment
The 2019 economic assessment from the Tees Valley Combined Authority, including a section on where the region is upto in education, employment and skills. A great source of information on the area.

Dream Jobs? Teenagers’ Career Aspirations and the Future of Work
An OECD report which explores the career aspirations of 15-year olds from across 79 countries. The report found that young people’s career aspirations are often very narrow and not in line with the changing needs of the labour market. The graph below shows the most popular aspirations which teenagers had. The study also found that one in five young people underestimate the levels of education required to secure the job which they aspire to do.

'The Apprenticeship A-Z of Women at Work' Resource Pack
Amazing Apprenticeships has produced ‘The Apprenticeship A-Z of Women at Work Flashcard’s for International Women’s day. You can order a pack or pdf via the above link.

Offshore Energy
In 2019, renewables accounted for a record high of 31.8% of electricity supplied[2].  For July to September 2019, wind energy accounted for 19% of energy production, bioenergy at 12% and solar PV 6.0%[3]. All signs (Government's 2050 net zero emissions target) point to an increased demand for and therefore supply of renewable energy. The newly created  Offshore Wind Industry Council is promising 3,000 apprentices over the next ten years. Not exactly the floodgates opening (wrong expression) but hopefully opportunities will appear in the region. If you want to see the companies working in the offshore sector, look at the directory section of the NOF website.


  1. ^ BRES, 2018, ONS
  2. ^ UK Energy Statistics – 2019 provisional data, BEIS
  3. ^ UK Renewable electricity capacity and generation July to September 2019

Bulletin date: 
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 09:30