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LMI Event: Using Labour Market Information to Inform Your Work

On the 11th of May, Linking London held its first Labour Market event, designed to aid partners in using LMI to support their work. The event informed attendees of the current labour market, with a particular focus on London and graduate employment as well as predicted trends going forward.

After a warm welcome from Andrew Jones, Deputy Director of Linking London, delegates heard from Michael Spayne, Focus LMI, who set the scene in terms of how we define LMI and its uses before moving on to explore historical and current trends and projections, from a national perspective.

Following on from a refreshment and networking break, Michael Heanue and Nye Cominetti, from the Greater London Authority, presented on labour market indicators for London, including the London Datastore. This presentation also included an overview of the policy context, the mayor’s priorities in his election manifesto and the work of GLA Economics.

The last input was delivered by Chris Rea and Ellen Logan, from Graduate Prospects, who presented on Graduate recruitment trends for 2017 and beyond. Their presentation explored graduate trends nationally and in London as well as myth busting misconceptions about the graduate labour market.

Following these presentations, attendees had an opportunity to comment and pose questions as part of a panel Q+A session, composed of the speakers at the event. Discussion included the impact of globalisation as well as of new technologies and automation. The event concluded with a summary of Linking London’s work on LMI, including publications and how partners can access the EMSI Analyst Tool, purchased on behalf of the network.


To view the presentations from the day please click here. This link will take you to the Partners' Area of the Linking London website. You must be a Linking London member to access this section of the website and you will need your login name and password. If you do not know your username and password, please email

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