Careers Guidance

Gumley House School


Careers Guidance

Your springboard to careers

At Gumley House FCJ we aim to prepare our students to go on to Higher Education, Apprenticeships or to skilled employment and to enable them to make a significant contribution to society. While qualifications continue to be very important we recognise the significance of the soft employability skills. Please see our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Policy.

In January 2018 the Department of Education issued new Statutory Careers Guidance which outlined the eight Gatsby Benchmarks which schools should meet by 2020. The benchmarks are:  

A stable career programme

Learning from career and labour market information

Addressing the needs of every student

Linking curriculum learning to careers

Encounters with employers and employees

Experience of workplaces

Encounters with Further and Higher Education

Personal guidance  

The school continually review its effectiveness to ensure we meet these requirements.  

Career Resources

Career Companion Extra:  Access our Career Companion Portal below.


Labour Market Information (LMI)

What is LMI?
LMI effectively describes the world of work – ranging from descriptions of different careers, their entry routes, promotional prospects, salaries paid, skills and qualifications needed, etc.  Crucially for young people, LMI also covers future demand – what kinds of jobs will be in demand after leaving school and what kinds of skills will be needed?

Why is LMI Important to Young People?
‘It is vital, in an environment where new industries are emerging and many of the most important jobs of the future don’t yet exist, that individuals have access to high-quality labour market information and earnings data to underpin their choices’. Anne Milton MP

Why not try out Careerometer (below), it's simple way to get access to labour market information and  allows you to compare one job with another, to compare the average earnings, working hours and predicted job openings. is the UK leading careers and educational information and development website. This resource helps you learn how to write a CV, how to complete an application form, how to pass psychometric tests and also how to pass any job interview.


Where can I find more Information?

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