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Online Job Club

Welcome to the Skills & Learning online Job Club. 

Here you will find a growing number of resources, activities and links in order to support you in finding employment opportunities across the county and successfully applying for them. 

Please take some time to look around our virtual Job Club and see what is most useful for you in order to help you achieve your goals.  

Skills & Learning also offers 1:1 appointments with our accredited staff. Click here to book an appointment.

Useful links:

Jobs

General Job Search Websites here

Jobs at BCP Council click here

Jobs at Dorset Council click here

Jobs in Caring in BCP area click here

Supermarket job sites click here

NHS jobs click here

 Support 

Dorset Jobcentre Plus sites  click here 

For the Government Universal Credit site click here

For Universal Credit Advice click here

For help applying for Universal Credit click here

For Citizens Advice click here

JCP Live Dorset Updates

 

For up to date and live information from Jobcentre Plus in Dorset please click here.

Useful Employment Resources & Activities:

Support for the Unemployed in Dorset

Benefit Support 

Information on benefits and Benefits Calculator by ‘Entitled To’ here

Food Banks 

Use the Trussell Trust website to find your nearest food bank here

Other Dorset food banks here

For Weymouth Food bank please click here

Unemployed with medical conditions 

Wiseability have support on their website here

What you can claim – Disability Rights here

Community Support 

Help and Kindness

Public Health Dorset

Volunteering Dorset

Learn how to complete an application form, write a CV and a cover letter by using one of our ‘How to Guides’

If you need support with your CV including which software to use and how to save and send your CV watch our step-by-step tutorial here.

For a help document on completing an Application Form click here.

For a help document on how to Type and Write a CV click here.

For a help document on writing a Cover Letter click here.

Need a little more help? For an online tool that helps you complete an application form, write a cover letter or CV click here.

Prefer a video? No Office software? This Google course takes you through creating a CV. click here.

Find out more about yourself and potential careers

Click here to take an online skills check

Click here to take an online personality test to find out what drives you

Click here to explore different careers and find out which one suits you best

Click here to access Bob, an online personal assistant which will support you in your job search

Click here to Would you Rather Be to find out which career is right for you and how to get there

Explore how you can improve your communication skills ready for interview and other areas in your life

Click here for 5 Top Tips for interviews

Click here to find out how to be an Interview Star

Click here to find out how you can use Formal Language to help you get a job 

Click here for support with dealing with complaints

Consider your next steps in job hunting or education

Click here for to access information, advice and guidance

Learn how you can keep you and your family safe online

To find out how to keep yourself safe online click here.

To find out how to keep your children safe online click here.

To find out why digital skills are important click here.

Looking for more detailed help? click here.

Learn new skills

Learn my way – Basic computer skills, finding a job, using the Internet click here.

GCF Global – Written and video resources on a range of topics. Full details on using MS Office click here.

Make it Click – A range of courses and resources based around working online, including photography and graphics click here.

Employment support links including Child care

 

The Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY)

– has produced a new video for parents. See link below. It’s very short and easy to understand. 

This video helps parents to understand the benefits of childcare to their child’s development and encourages them to take advantage of the childcare offer even if they  are “stay at home” parents. It also explains how they can access funding.

 Link Here

 

Nomis UK Labour market statistics 

Visit their website here

 

Education Development Trust

Visit their website here

 

Office for National Statistics – Employment and labour market

Visit their website here