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Online job postings data pilot: Q&A for developers

by Graham Attwell - January 8, 2016

LMI for All is an online data service, delivered via an API (application programming interface), that provides access to high quality labour market data to third party developers. We want developers to use the data to power applications and websites that help people to make good careers decisions. LMI for All is providing access to real-time labour market data on a pilot basis from the beginning of January to the end of March 2016. Access is free of charge, subject to terms and conditions (see below). You can get in

A video tutorial: Getting started with the LMI for All API

by Graham Attwell - November 11, 2015

We are recording a series of video tutorials to support the development of applications based on the LMI for All API. This first, introductory video, shows how to use JQUERY to search for Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes for different jobs and applications and how to display the results. The code is available in a GitHub repository. If you have any questions please use the comment box below or the forum on this site.

Settle for a job or aim for a career? How LMI for All can help you

by Graham Attwell - August 26, 2015

Paul McKelvie is a UKCES Commissioner and works on the LMI for All project. In this blog post he explains how LMI for All can be used to help people develop a career. Is a ‘career’ a string of jobs which we retrospectively say were all part of a masterplan? I don’t think so, certainly not for most of us. For me, the key element which makes a string of jobs a career is the affirmative decision at the outset: the chosen occupation, the pathway to it, and the overriding

LMI for All Report

by Graham Attwell - August 25, 2015

March, 2015, marked the end of the second phase of development for LMi for All. The report of the phase two work summarised the outcomes as follows. Overall, the first three years of pilot development of LMI for All has been successful in achieving three key goals: The development of a comprehensive data offer; the implementation of robust, secure, fit-for-purpose technical infrastructure; and An increased awareness and understanding throughout the stakeholder community of its existence as a high quality, free resource. Whilst the database has been developed to a level

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LMI for All data has achieved Pilot level certification from the Open Data Institute which means extra effort went in to support and encourage feedback from people who use this open data.