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North Herts
Education Support Centre

Labour Market Information


What skills do local employers most value in our young people?

Read the Hertfordshire employers executive report - here
A summary of the desired skills - here

The use of 'Start'

Start is a free and comprehensive digital platform, offering schools and colleges a single starting point to help simplify and improve careers guidance in schools.

By following Start’s structured and progressive activities, the p​latform caters for all students helping them to make more informed decisions about future study and career options at the right time and in good time.


  • Provides comprehensive, up-to-date information
  • A flexible framework for delivering careers Year 7-13
  • Helps students transition from education to employment
  • Promotes the importance of employability skills
  • Meets statutory duties and Gatsby benchmarks
  • Monitors student engagement and activity
  • Provides evidence and enables improvements to our provision
Start can be accessed here (link to

Local Labour Market Information

Click links below to find information on the local labour market.