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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.  

To book an online or telephone 1:1 appointment with our Progression Officer please click here.

Useful links:


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 with applying for Universal Credit, Job Searching etc.

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

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’

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

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 further ideas on such topics as Exams, Apprenticeships, Self-Employment and Volunteering

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.


The National Careers Service

Free Local Careers Advice for Adults

The comeback is always better than the setback!

In a time of uncertainty Ansbury Guidance is always focussed on the positives, and new ways of working to help support our community.  Ansbury Guidance is a local charity with over 25 years’ experience of supporting adults across Dorset with careers information, advice and guidance.

“Wherever possible it’s about turning a negative into a positive.  It’s a time for self-reflection, forward planning and hope.”  Sharon McCallum, Contracts Manager.

During this difficult time, we need to focus on keeping our mind healthy and active.  There’s lots of ways we can do this from online exercise classes to online learning.  

Ansbury Guidance Advisers can support you with free information, advice and guidance.

  • We can help you explore courses that you can do from home – this might be an opportunity for you to gain new qualifications.
  • Now is the time to work on your CV. Take this time out to review your skills and experience and work with our Advisers to write an impactful CV.
  • Need help with applying to online vacancies? Our Advisers can support you with completing applications as well as advising you on how and where to look for employment opportunities.

Now’s the time to get yourself ready for when the economy grows!

Ansbury Guidance have extended their hours so that we are here whenever you need our help, even if that means waiting until the kids are in bed.

During this time, our service is over the phone and don’t worry we call you, so it won’t cost you anything!  All you have to do is phone 01202 677557 to book an appointment or email us at

Ansbury flyer – Download here

More details of their services are available 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