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Employment & Skills

Employment & Skills for Business

Whether you are planning a new business, or planning to grow your business, ensuring you have the right skills in place to make your business successful is an important consideration.

You may be a first-class engineer, but unless you can sell your product, your business could fail. Likewise, you could be a wizard financier, but unless the people you employ are well managed, your business could collapse.

Running a successful business means being able to access many skills and as your business grows, the range and complexity of skills your business needs will grow too. Click here for the skills you need to run a business. 

If you decide that you do not have all of the right skills for your business to succeed or grow then you will need to consider how to fill that gap. You may wish to recruit someone to a full or part time contract or you could decide that a freelance worker, consultant or a temporary worker may provide the solution. Click here to find out how to register as an employer.

If you already employ people then you can improve your business success by training them. Find out about the benefits here.

You might be able to train your staff for free – the Government pays Colleges and other training providers to deliver some types of training to you for free and there is a local scheme that offers fully funded training .


For Individuals

If you are an individual looking for help with progressing your current job or updating your skills the National Careers Service may be able to help with free advice from a professionally qualified advisor and a Lifelong Learning Account.

Click on the following link to download their leaflet National Careers Service Aqua Leaflet or call 0800 100 900 or go online and visit https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

In Dorset click on the following link Skills and Learning partnership for Bournemouth Dorset and Poole,  call them on 01202 262300 or email them infopal@poole.gov.uk