The Gatsby Benchmarks

Gatsby Benchmark 2: Learning from career and labour market information

Every pupil, and their parents, should have access to good-quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. They will need the support of an informed adviser to make best use of available information.
Here you will find links to help students to use labour market information to support their career choices.

National Labour Market Information

East Sussex labour market information

The Careers Hub's Matt Brill presents the latest (November 2021) labour market information, focusing on the county's six priority sectors: 

Introduce students to the priority sectors in the East Sussex economy by showing this short video, featuring employers from key sectors:

District level labour market outlook data (January 2021) is accessible from:






Additional local labour market data can be found at East Sussex in Figures.

If your school would like to receive East Sussex County Council's monthly LMI bulletin, please contact

LMI for the whole of the South East can be found here.

LMI webinars

Last Updated - November 2020

In response to Covid-19, East Sussex County Council has created three webinars to help teachers and students to understand and adapt to the changing labour market.

Webinar 1: What effect is the pandemic and lockdown having on the economy and career planning (October 2020)

This webinar helps educators and staff to support young people with their employability skills during the pandemic.

Webinar 2: Career Pathways Post Covid-19 (June 2020)

A presentation of a Key Stage 5 lesson plan about careers pathways post-Covid-19, with editable resources:

Webinar 3: Adapting To Succeed: Skills In The Pandemic Labour Market (June 2020)

This webinar has simple lesson ideas to give KS3 and KS4 learners the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the pandemic labour market. 


Help with Gatsby Benchmark 2 

Ask your Enterprise Coordinator and Enterprise Adviser for further advice and support and consult the Careers and Enterprise Company's resource directory.