LMI Bulletin (Issue 475)

Produced by the LMI Team at Education Development Trust 

LMI Bulletin (Issue 475)

Job News

Tourism is one of the sectors which has been most affected by the pandemic due to lockdowns and restrictions. Across Cumbria, it is reported that there has been a shrink in tourism employment by 38,000. Cumbria Tourism are calling for further support from government to help them deal with the impact that this is having (In Cumbria).


Shut out: How employers and recruiters are overlooking the talents of over 50s workers
Report from the Centre for Ageing Better looks at current and future recruitment practices for older workers. The report highlights some practices which could be disadvantaging this group and gives suggestions of how recruitment can be more age-friendly. 

Labour Market Briefing
The Institute for Employment Studies' latest briefing on the state of the labour market which isn't as bleak as previous ones although still not great "However while the labour market appears to have stopped reversing, it could probably best be described as stuck in neutral – with very little sign of any sustained recovery." 

Apprenticeship starts data shows signs of improvement
FE week has reported a 28% drop in apprenticeship starts for this quarter compared to the same quarter last year, pre-Covid. This is however an improvement compared to May to July of last year where there was a 42% fall from the same time period in the previous year. The data shows that in Q1 2020/21 the English region with the lowest number of starts was the North East with 4,800.This can be broken down further by apprenticeship level:

Intermediate apprenticeship 1,300
Advanced apprenticeship 2,200
Higher Apprenticeship 1,400

Related or even causal, is the change in apprenticeship vacancies from February 2020.  The vacancy figures from the DfE only include postings on the Find an apprenticeship service however they do show the scale of the change in 2019/20. The new apprenticeship year shows signs that the vacancy numbers are returning to their pre-COVID levels. 

Electrical Careers Website
A careers website from The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) which contains lots of useful information including routes into the industry.

My Learning My Future
Set of resources from the Careers and Enterprise Company which is: “….a suite of Benchmark 4 resources to support subject teaching staff, from over 20 subjects at KS3 & 4, to engage students in curriculum learning by highlighting the relevance of their subjects to future careers and opportunities”.

National Apprenticeship Week 2021
National Apprenticeship Week 2021 will take place from 8 to 14 February 202. Amazing Apprenticeships have produced an events listing which can be downloaded here.

Bulletin date: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 13:00