What is Gatsby Benchmark 2?

Learning from labour market information

In detail

  • By the age of 14, all pupils should have accessed and used information about career paths and the labour market to inform their own decisions on study options. 
  • Parents should be encouraged to access and use information about labour markets and future study options to inform their support to their children.
  • An informed adviser can help them make the best use of available information.

Hear from Careers Leaders delivering benchmark

Hear how Careers Leader, Mark Fox, led colleagues towards achieving this benchmark.


We've worked with Careers Leaders from across the country to identify useful, freely available online resources to help you:

Resource Description Access resources
Gatsby Benchmark toolkits Our practical toolkits focus on the Gatsby Benchmarks. They are designed to help schools and colleges identify what 'good' looks like across the eight benchmarks.

Toolkit for Schools [PDF]

Toolkit for Colleges [PDF]

Toolkit for SEND [PDF]

Labour Market Information factsheet examples An example of Labour Market Information presented in an easily understandable format, raising awareness of growth sector areas in the Tees Valley. Developed by Tees Valley Combined Authority.  Labour Market Information factsheets [website]