We are here to help you.

You will have access to your own personal consultant who will help you plan your journey back into work. We’ll work with you to identify your strengths, skills and abilities and identify any barriers you may have to employment.

We will provide you with a comprehensive support package, giving you the confidence to make those first steps back into work. 

Our specialist employment consultants will work with you to identify your skills and match these to a job that is right for you.  We also work with a wide range of employers, across different work areas, to identify suitable vacancies.    

Once you are in work our support doesn’t stop there. We’ll keep in touch with you to make sure everything’s going well. We’ll be on hand to answer any questions, and to support you with any challenges you might face. 


Are you eligible?

You must be over 16 years old and have one or more of the following barriers:

  • be currently unemployed
  • be over 50
  • be a lone parent
  • be an ethnic minority
  • have a disability or are managing a health condition
  • have caring responsibilities
  • have a basic skills needs
  • have mental health issues
  • have a criminal conviction
  • are drug or alcohol dependent
  • have no or low qualification
  • have a language barrier

If you are still not sure, then please register and we will get back to you very soon.

News stories from Dorset

Taking back control

2 February, 2018

Hannah* joined the Links to Work programme in October 2017, this was a big step for her and she felt very anxious and nervous at first.

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Steven back in work after 10 years

22 December, 2017

In March 2017, after 10 years of unemployment, Steven joined the Links to Work programme.

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Meet the Dorset team

Dawn Fullthorpe
Dawn Fullthorpe

Engagement Consultant

Dawn builds relationships with local services and communities in order to provide our customers with the support they need to find sustainable employment.

Nick McKay
Nick McKay

Personal Consultant

Nick is at the centre of your journey with us. He will support, advise and guide you on all aspects of employability, getting to know you and your barriers to employment so a tailored support package can be built.

Bernadette Jones
Bernadette Jones

Health and Wellbeing

Bernadette will support you if a health related barrier is stopping you returning to work. We offer customers a one to one session if appropriate, working closely with the Personal Consultant to ensure appropriate support is offered.