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Jobs, careers and skills

You might be interested in the following jobs, careers and skills information

Advice Dorset

Details of local advice providers who can support you over benefits, consumer advice, debt and money, discrimination, employment, health and care.

Bournemouth and Poole Workers’ Educational Association

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is a charity founded in 1903 and is the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education. Bournemouth & Poole WEA courses are all held at either Castlepoint Library or Bournemouth Central Library.

Jobs Hubs at Poole Libraries

Jobs Hubs take place weekly at Poole Central Library, Hamworthy Library and Rossmore Library. They help with job searching, CV writing, interview skills and application forms.

Poole Job Centre

On the Poole Job Centre website one can find local jobs, claim jobseekers allowance, speak to someone about benefits, advertise a local vacancy, claim a crisis loan, community care grant or rent in advance, get help with homelessness or find a food bank

Skills and Learning Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole

Find high quality professional learning and training courses across Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole. To help you to get the most out of whatever you choose to learn, we have a range of support systems including impartial Information, Advice and Guidance, specialist learning and financial support. Help with improving your English and maths skills is also available.

University of the Third Age

The Poole branch of the U3A was formed in 1993 and is one of the largest U3A groups in the country. Their activities are not usually led by professional teachers but by fellow members of Poole U3A who are unpaid enthusiasts. Classes are small, informal and interactive. There are no examinations, no qualifications required or awarded, and only enjoyment to be gained. They especially welcome members who are willing to share their experiences or specialised knowledge, so that they can extend the range and scope of our courses.

Information last updated 28 March 2017

National information


Information about apprenticeships for apprentices, employers, parents and teachers.

Be my interviewer

If you worry about interview nerves then this site will help. You can choose the interviewer, including some famous faces. Focus on different topics and practice your perfect answers.

Finding a job

Official jobseekers pages on GOV.UK. Use Find a Job to search and applies for vacancies. You will also find information about moving from benefits into work, and your rights at work.


Courses and qualifications ranging from english, maths and IT to employability skills as well as vocational qualifications. Some courses are free depending on your eligibility.

National Careers Service

Provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. Useful tools include a Skills Health Check, and a CV Builder, along with information on redundancy, returning to work after having children or as an older worker, and working overseas.


Careers, courses and job opportunities for graduates. Register to access the Prospects Career Planner, matching your skills and experience to relevant jobs.


Information on volunteering from The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). Search for an opportunity or find support and resources.