Careers Information Resources
Homewood Students have access to a large number of careers resources in school,
which provide up-to-date, independent, impartial sources of information about career opportunities, options in further and higher education, employment and much more. These are available in the school Careers Library and via online resources.
Homewood has a well-resourced Careers Library in the main school library which is open every day for students in all year groups to access. Students can use the careers library to research information on careers, further and higher education courses, employment and job hunting, gap years and volunteering etc. The Careers Library also has networked computer facilities with access to on-line careers information databases and career matching programs.
Careers Websites and On-Line Resources
There are hundreds of on-line resources available to help with your careers research. The following are a small selection.
eCLIPS makes careers exploration simple. It offers accurate, impartial information on over 1400 careers plus a wealth of advice and information on education and employment choices. Search for careers by job group, A-Z, school subject or use the Careers Wizard tool. Find information on all the different education pathways and advice to help you prepare for and find work.
Please see the Careers Team for the Homewood Login code.
Start is a free, online careers platform, designed to connect 11 - 18 year olds with their future career potential.
iCould is a website which is open to everyone which uses the power of personal stories to inform and inspire young people’s career choices. Free and simple to use, the site features over 1000 videos of real people talking about their careers – explaining their job role, career path and how different factors have shaped their choices.
Prospects are the experts in graduate careers. They help to guide students and graduates to a bright future with unrivalled information, advice and opportunities.
The National Careers Service
An online database providing detailed profiles for nearly 800 jobs and a Job Families section to give ideas of jobs within broad areas of work, if you have a rough idea of a work area that might be of interest. You can research information about each career jobs, including hours, income, training and working environment.
The online post 16 application platform. Contains information about the subjects and courses available for 16-19 year olds at all schools, colleges and work-based learning providers across Kent. All Year 11 students will make their Post-16 applications for 6 Form, college or work-based training via this site.
Labour Market Information (LMI)
LMI is information which relates to the labour market such as data on employment, wages, qualifications, job openings and working conditions.
Why is understanding LMI important?
There is no point in choosing a career path or job that is in severe decline, or is not available in your chosen geographical area. LMI can help you determine:
- Which industries and sectors are employing people
- What hours, wages and working conditions can realistically be expected
- Which job sectors are growing in the future
- Where there might be opportunities for self-employment or new business development
- Which new skills or qualifications which would greatly improve prospects of gaining employment in a particular industry or sector
Did You Know? It’s estimated that most young people leaving education today will have between 10-14 jobs by the time they are 38.
The world of work is changing all the time. There are lots of reasons why the labour market can change – as a result of political events, globalisation or developments in technology. The supply of, and demand for, labour is constantly changing. Employers have an ever-evolving list of demands in terms of employability skills. It’s important to take some time to find out as much as possible about the different jobs that interest you, the type of work, qualifications and skills needed as well as the personal qualities required. It’s also worth finding out if the occupational areas you are interested in are expanding and taking on workers.
LMI for All is an online data portal, which connects and standardises existing sources of high quality, reliable labour market information (LMI) with the aim of informing careers decisions.