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


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 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

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

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

LMI for Agriculture UK

LMI for Nursing

LMI for Engineering sector

LMI for the Construction & Engineering sector

LMI for Green Industries

LMI for Travel and Tourism sector