Employment and Skills Support

National Careers Service

Provides information, advice and guidance on learning, training and work - https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/home

Dorset Careers Service

Provides information, advice and guidance on learning, training and work - https://www.skillsandlearningbdp.co.uk/

Skills Support for the Workforce

SSW provides recognised accredited qualifications and bespoke training courses to enhance employees’ skills, increase the competitiveness of  businesses and boost the local economy - https://www.serco-ese.com/skills-support-for-the-workforce/regions/dorset


HMRC e-learning course for first time employers - http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/courses/syob3/new_employer/HTML/new_employer_menu.html

HMRC website on tax to businesses and self employed - http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20131002141106/http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/press/online-advice.htm

HM Government 

Government website with information on employing staff for the first time - https://www.gov.uk/employing-staff

Government webiste for Workplace Pensions - http://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/en/employers/

Government webiste for employer registration - https://www.gov.uk/register-employer

Government webiste for employees who are disabled or have a physical or mental health condition - https://www.gov.uk/access-to-work

Government website guiding employers through reasonable adjustments for disabled workders during the recruitment process - https://www.gov.uk/recruitment-disabled-people/reasonable-adjustments

Business environmental review 

This guide explains what an environmental review involves and the techniques businesses can use to assess their environmental impact - https://www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/content/carry-out-environmental-review-your-business

Equality and Human Rights Commission 

This website provides more detail about employers’ obligations towards employees with disabilities - https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/multipage-guide/employment-workplace-adjustments


HM Government

Government webiste on benefits to employers recruitng an apprentice - https://www.gov.uk/take-on-an-apprentice

National Apprenticenship Service - https://hireanapprentice.campaign.gov.uk/

Dorset Careers Service 

Information on Apprenticenships available on the Skills and Learning Bournemouth Dorset and Poole website.- https://www.skillsandlearningbdp.co.uk/i-want-to-employ-an-apprentice/

Support Schemes

National Coastal Tourism Academy 

This Resource Hub is designed to help create growth for coastal tourism businesses and seaside destinations, a one-stop shop for anyone working in the coastal visitor - https://coastaltourismacademy.co.uk/


HIT works in partnership with hospitality sector employers to improve employees’ skills and increase their efficiency and performance - https://hittraining.co.uk/


Locomotivation is an established training provider delivering apprenticeships and other staff development opportunities across the service based industries - http://www.locomotivation.co.uk/

Green Labyrinth

Green Labyrinth delivers programmes to support employers and learners to undertake Apprenticeships, Professional Diplomas, maths and English qualifications, Vocational Skills and Short Courses which help businesses and learners alike to address their skills and training needs - https://greenlabyrinth.co.uk/

Paragon Skills

Paragon specialises in developing and training people to give them the practical skills they need to be productive employees - https://paragonskills.co.uk/

Skills UK

Skills UK aim to help you to develop, implement and maintain career plans by providing you with information, advice and guidance, to achieve your goals - http://www.skillsuk.org/

Local Support, Training and Events 


Serco have teamed up with Dorset LEP to provide fully funded training to Dorset businesses. This is provided free of charge as long as all the conditions are met - http://dorsetlep.co.uk/media-centre/serco-selected-to-deliver-skills-programme-to-support-smes-in-dorset/

Dorset and Somerset Training Providers Network

Dorset and Somerset Training Provider Network Ltd (DSTPN) is a company limited by guarantee with a membership consisting of a fee paying members who are training organisations, colleges, employers and stakeholder bodies working in the post 16 education and training sector - http://www.dstpn.co.uk/

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