Our education, employment and training support and re-engagement team supports young people who live in Dorset from the age of 16 to 19 (or up to the age of 25 for those most in need).

Our team supports young people with:

  • education
  • employment
  • training
  • re-engagement

We have to collect information for young people who:

  • are not in education
  • have not yet started work
  • need support to carry on with their education, go to work or access training

These are often known as "NEET young people", meaning they are not in education, employment or training.

What support our team can offer

The team support young people to continue education, find employment and access training in work areas that interest them.  

We work with our partners to identify and engage with young people who have not continued their education or started work. Our partners include:

  • schools
  • colleges
  • other education providers
  • our locality teams

We support young people through mentoring and relationships.

This builds on their:

  • strengths
  • capabilities
  • personal resilience

We may also work with the young person’s family to support them. 

We focus on young people with special educational needs or disabilities and care leavers, as well as other young people who need the most support. 

How young people get careers advice 

Schools and colleges are responsible for providing independent careers advice and guidance for all young people in years 8 to 13. They receive support through the Careers and Enterprise Company with Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). 

For young people with SEND who wish to stay in education, schools and colleges will support their transition to employment.

For young people with an education, health and care (EHC) plan, schools and colleges help set goals and support for:

  • moving into paid employment and higher education
  • independent living
  • having friends and relationships and being part of the community
  • being as healthy as possible

Find out more about preparing SEND young people for adulthood on Dorset’s Local Offer.

Contact the Education, employment, training and re-engagement and support team

EET Support Team

Name: EET Support Team
Email: EETSupport@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01305221783
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