Careers Tools

Here are a selection of helpful tools anyone can access to help them navigate their way around the job market.

Diagnostic/Personality tools

SACU Spartan Test

Buzz Quiz

National Careers Service - Skills Assessment

NHS Careers Quiz


Post 16 Pathways

To understand your options at the end of year 11, these resources might be helpful:

OXME Post 16 Choices

Post 16 Options & Choices


T Levels

T Levels

T Levels are a brand-new, 2-year qualification that you can do as an alternative to A levels, other post-16 courses or an apprenticeship.

They bring classroom learning and an extended industry placement together on a course designed with businesses and employers.

Useful Video to watch about T levels here

Find out About T Levels here

Abingdon & Witney College T levels here

Banbury & Bicester College T level here

Find other places offering T levels here


How to use labour market information (LMI) to help make career decisions

LMI (Labour Market Information)

Labour Market Information (LMI) is the name for facts and figures about jobs and employment. The information is used to give an overall picture of the past, present and future of work. The labour market is the term used to describe the amount of people working and looking for work, and the amount of jobs.

LMI can help you understand:

  • what a job involves on a day-to-day basis

  • which jobs are growing or declining – for example, it is predicted that the amount of nurses will rise, but the amount of printers will fall

  • what qualifications or skills you might need to do a job

  • how much you might earn

  • how your interests and skills are relevant to particular jobs

  • what jobs there are in your region

Read some research by Warwick University as to why LMI is so important to research and understand. LMI Warwick paper here

Here are some sources of LMI you may wish to research to help you with your Career choices.

OXLEP Local Labour Market Information

iCould LMI resources

ONS Data on Employment in the UK 2021

MiDES Data Hub

LMI for Accountancy

LMI for Agriculture UK

LMI for Low Carbon & Renewable Energy sector

 LMI for Nursing

LMI for Protective Services

LMI for Legal Services

LMI for the Hospitality sector

LMI for the Creative Industries sector

LMI for Engineering sector

LMI for STEM careers (Faraday Institute) 

LMI for the Construction & Engineering sector

LMI for Green Industries

LMI for Travel and Tourism sector

LMI for Real Estate & Property sector

LMI  and the impact of COVID on all sectors (Reed)