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Are you future proof? Local labour market information for students and parents

We hope that at TRC students are studying subjects that they enjoy and excel at.  When it comes to career planning as well as knowing what your skills are and how you can apply them to a particular career sector,  it’s also important to know what job opportunities there may be for you.  Whilst ways of working have changed in a way that makes international opportunities viable it’s also good to know what’s happening on our doorstep in terms of the growth sectors in our local economy.


Did you know?

In the Rotherham, Sheffield, Doncaster and Barnsley South Yorkshire area:


Employers have more vacancies than qualifying graduates in the following sectors:

  • Finance
  • IT
  • Construction and the built environment
  • Engineering
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • STEM subjects – especially Physics


The graduate labour market is recovering with vacancies set to increase above pre-pandemic levels


Local growth sectors are:

  • Low carbon ‘green’ jobs and alternative energy
  • Creative and digital
  • Financial and business services
  • Healthcare technologies
  • Sport, leisure and tourism
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Construction


Higher skilled jobs are less likely to be automated!  And whilst many routine aspects of work are being replaced by robotics – for example Amazon stores where you scan and pay without the need for a human retail assistant – employers more than ever want to recruit people with unique skillsets.



Employers want you to have transferable skills

  • Problem solving
  • Creativity
  • Resilience
  • Numeracy & ICT
  • Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Leadership
  • Commercial awareness
  • Adaptability!




Why not do your own research into growth jobs sectors that are of interest to you? Check out the links below –



National Careers Service: https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/

Prospects: https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree

START in South Yorkshire: https://southyorkshire-ca.gov.uk/Explore/South-Yorkshire-LMI Trc.ac.uk/careers

Skills South Yorkshire



Poster A2 – Apprenticeships in South Yorkshire

Poster A2 – Careers in South Yorkshire’s Advanced Manufacturing Sector

Poster A2 – Careers in South Yorkshire’s Construction Sector

Poster A2 – Careers in South Yorkshire’s Future of Transport and Mobility Sector (1)

Poster A2 – Careers in South Yorkshire’s Creative and Digital Sector

Poster A2 – Careers in South Yorkshire’s Health and Social Care Sector (1)

Poster A2 – South Yorkshire’s Renewable Energy and Net Zero Sector