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The Open University aims to help transform the fortunes of employers

In another collaboration with the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) The Open University (OU) is contributing its 50 years of experience working with businesses to help employers prosper by assisting them in developing the skills they need.

12th February 2024

Employer webinar: Skills for life – How apprenticeships can enable career changers

It’s a challenging skills landscape in the UK, with widespread and ongoing shortages. Almost three quarters (73%) of businesses polled in The Open University’s (OU) latest Business Barometer report said they had significant skills gaps and that it was affecting their ability to do business.

7th February 2024

Sustainability podcast delves into OU report on ESG

Dr Victoria Hands, Director of Sustainability at The Open University, discusses the skills gap in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) within UK businesses on the latest Sustainability Uncovered podcast.

30th January 2024

Ten business benefits of Agile leadership

In today's business landscape, the ability to adapt and excel amidst constant change is more crucial than ever. Agile leadership is a transformative mindset that goes beyond traditional leadership approaches. 

26th January 2024

Five ways digital transformation drives value

In today's fast-paced and evolving business landscape, digital transformation has emerged as a defining factor for success, with potential to drive innovation, enhance customer experiences, and unlock new growth. 

22nd January 2024

Nursing employer webinar highlights importance of flexibility and innovation

Last year, the NHS released its Long Term Workforce Plan an ambitious plan to train record numbers of nurses, doctors, dentists and other healthcare practitioners in order to address workforce gaps and meet the needs of a growing and aging population in England.

18th January 2024

Employer Webinar: Sustainability – Is your organisation future-ready?

In a world where environmental issues are dominating global discussions, business leaders are asking themselves: “How can my organisation tackle environmental challenges and what steps do I need to take to make a positive impact?”

7th December 2023

Systems Thinking experts tackle economic inactivity with local leaders

Recent data shows that Mansfield, Ashfield and the surrounding area has high levels of economic inactivity. An economically inactive person is aged 16 and over do not have a job but are not categorised as unemployed because they are not seeking work, or are not available (or both).

7th December 2023
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North Yorkshire Police’s first cohort of apprentice police officers graduate

North Yorkshire is set to benefit from 29 newly qualified police constables thanks to a partnership between The Open University (OU) and North Yorkshire Police (NYP).

5th December 2023
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Interview: Bridging the ESG skills gap

Discover how your organisation can bridge the Environmental, Social, and Governance skills gap in this insightful interview with Victoria Hands, the OU’s Director of Sustainability.

1st December 2023

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