Training and development are vital to any company, whether you are just starting up or looking to expand there are opportunities for you and your staff.

There are lots of ways we can help: 


We support businesses by putting you directly in touch with schools, colleges, training providers and universities.  Perhaps you would like to join our Enterprise Advisor Network or showcase your opportunities in local schools and colleges. 

Make an enquiry with Dorset Gateway here

Midlife MOT

We’ve created the Midlife MOT to help employees aged 45+ to look at their skills, health and finances with the intention of making the next 10-20 years of working life the most productive.

Find out more 

Useful Resources

Discover whether an Apprenticeship might be right for your business.   

Find out if the Kickstart programme would work for you.

The Skills Support for the Workforce Programme (SSW) can provide bespoke and fully funded training opportunities relevant to your business needs covering a range of subjects – including IT & Digital Skills, Leadership & Management, Engineering, Manufacturing, Construction, Health & Social Care, Customer Service & Business Administration.  

The Skills Toolkit from the National Careers Service can help staff re-skill free of charge in areas such as digital design, finance and coding.  

Digital Boost provide a range of free, online courses in a range of subjects – including security & data protection, data analytics, E-Commerce and Digital Marketing Implementation.

Read what Dorset LEP is doing to boost skills locally