National Careers Service - Local Labour Market Information and Growth Zones

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance across England to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.


The service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers.

Pathways to the workplace


At LHA we place significant emphasis upon ensuring that all students have the information and experiences to be able to make the right decisions for their pathway from school in to the world of work. We aim to meet the 8 Gatsby benchmarks which are recognised as the framework of 8 guidelines that define the best careers provision in schools and colleges.

Spotlight on Engineering


A recent report, by Engineering UK, suggests that UK productivity has not recovered from the impact of the 2008 financial crisis and continues to lag behind the improvements made by other G7 nations. There is a considerable shortage of appropriately skilled workers in the engineering sector. The top drivers of the skills gap reported by employers include strong competition for skilled candidates, a shortage of applicants with appropriate qualifications and a lack of awareness among young people of the educational routes into engineering occupations.

Please see the engineering section of the National Careers Service (NCS) for more information about the types of engineering roles available https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-categories/engineering-and-maintenance

On the NCS website you will also find information regarding a wide variety of different routes in to engineering at Level 2 and above; these include apprenticeships, higher level apprenticeship, degree courses, diplomas, HNCs amongst other routes.











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