The Labour Market Trends programme is best suited to Key Stage 4 and Post 16 pupils including those at College and or University. The main aim is to introduce pupils to the Northern Ireland economy focusing on the current and future workforce trends. The programme covers topics such as qualification demands by employers as well as current in demand sectors and anticipated NI inward investment. Pupils will also be introduced to proposed and targeted salaries and then, based on their career goal, will work on a personal budget planner. An A5 workbook is used during this programme which will record data highlighting anticipated pathways and progression routes.

Learning and Development Objectives are as follows:

• Investigating the NI economy and labour market
• Exploring the statistics review of school leavers
• Understanding educational attainment in NI (general attainment)
• Understanding the National Qualifications Framework
• Investigating progressive pathways to education (Apprenticeship/Academic/Vocational routes)
• Discovering where to search for jobs and further education
• Exploring criteria for employment and further/higher education
• Comparing aspirational salaries and national minimum wage
• Exploring current in demand employment opportunities in NI and abroad
• Working on context scenario based case studies

Timings and Resources:

The programme lasts for a maximum of 2 hours split into 6 x 20 minute sessions.
Delivered in a workshop style format, tables of max 6 pupils.
Can be delivered in class or main hall.
Will need use of screen, projector and sound.
All other resources and technology will be provided by eye4education.

The programme is inclusive of the revised curriculum and will include many elements of ICT, numeracy and literacy.

eye4education’s Labour Market Trends Programme is extremely interactive and extremely informative for our pupils. They get to compare their current vision to that of the employers' visions for the future and see where the gaps exist. A broad range of labour market information is covered yet is it detailed enough for the pupils to benefit from. There is also a workbook included which assists in further exploration in the classroom.

Teacher | Belfast High School

eye4education makes every educational programme a bespoke event based on the special requirements and the abilities of the pupils. We can also pre and post-test all pupils participating in the programme to produce a detailed report outlining changes in behaviour, skills, knowledge and attitude.

For more details and to book an event, please e-mail
or contact our Senior Education Consultants:
Darren Nixon : 07834 326 221 | Ted Jensen : 07834 884 454