Labour market intelligence, same or different? Adult clients and LMI post Covid-19 (Expert Training Online)

Wednesday 8th July 2020 : 13.30 - 15.30
Tuesday 4th August 2020 : 10.30 - 12.30
Thursday 24th September 2020 : 09.30 - 11.30



The current labour market is looking considerably different to how it looked at the beginning of the year. This two-hour interactive Masterclass aims to update careers advisers and career coaches working with adults on what the current UK labour market looks like and how different it might look as we come out of the current pandemic situation.

With a particular focus on those working with adults, it will highlight areas of understanding as well as useful LMI resources for both advisers and clients to use themselves.

The session will take a candid look at the impact of Covid-19 on the labour market – the sectors and groups of people that are likely to be the hardest hit – and whether the key messages are essentially the same or need reviewing.

Learning Outcomes 

  • To understand what has been driving change in the labour market and how this might now look different in the near future

  • To identify key messages about the labour market and current labour market situation for an adult client group

  • To identify key, high-quality resources for careers advisers to use when supporting clients

Target Audience

This session is aimed at careers advisers, career coaches and employability advisers and job coaches working with adults. 


This Masterclass requires delegates to participate by video or audio and it will be interactive. Please arrive from 9.45 am so that any technical difficulties can be resolved before the session begins.


1330 Welcome and introduction
1335 LMI Clarified
- What is LMI, who produces it ?, and who uses it ?
1345 What has been driving change in the labour market ?
- What are the trends of the last few years and how do these compare with the current situation
- What might the labour market look like as we come out of the pandemic and who will be most affected by the changes ?
1420 Short comfort break
1430 Understanding the labour market for job seekers
- which features of the labour market are useful to know about ? Are the key messages post Covid-19 still the same ?
- Facts and figures versus a broadser outlook : different approaches to support decision making
1445 Exploring high quality resources
- Why high quality ?
- Suitability and differentiation when looking at key LMI resources
- Navigating resources for advisers including identifying information on the local labour market
1525 Summary and Questions
1530 Close (speaker will stay online for individual questions)

Recent feedback

"I got some execellent key message from it which I think are as useful for adults as they are for young people. I advise anyone who is interested in LMI to book onto this masterclass." 

'"The LMI webinar by Helen Janota was really informative, relevant and up-to-date giving direct information about the labour market in the current situation with easy to understand slides. Not to be missed."

Presenter biography

Helen Janota is a careers and labour market information consultant with 20 years’ experience in the careers sector. A chartered information professional and registered career development professional. Helen provides a range of CPD training and consultancy services for careers and education practitioners across the UK including training on the OCR level 6 LMI unit, expert training on the labour market and resources plus associate work on The Quality in Careers Standard for Ideas4Careers. She is a member of the Careers Writer’s Association and has written and developed a wide variety of CEIAG resources and guides on local labour markets including for the National Careers Service. Helen is also a National Careers Week ambassador for the East Midlands.

Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Thu 24 Sep 2020 (Deadline for booking tickets is Thu 24 Sep 2020)
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