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Employer webinar: Enhancing your healthcare workforce

The Open University has proven expertise in delivering practice-based healthcare qualifications that boost workforce skills to the benefit of both employers and employees. We work with over 435 healthcare employers in the UK, developing career pathways for employees, building skills and enhancing talent pipelines.

23rd June 2020
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The Road to Zero - Lead the way in logistics and transport

As the logistics and transport industry is rising to the challenge of coronavirus with flexibility and resilience, it seems apt that the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport opted to move its annual conference online this year.

23rd June 2020

Reskilling for recovery: preparing business for the future

The Open University (OU) was delighted to take part in the CBI’s recent virtual roundtable discussion - ‘Reskilling for Recovery: Preparing Business for the Future’ - part of the CBI’s daily webinar series exploring the most pressing issues for business in light of coronavirus

8th June 2020
Louise from City of York Council

Exploring routes into social work through flexible programmes

The Open University has been training practising social workers for over twenty years. 250 social workers qualify with the OU each year, a total of 6,400 social workers since 1997

19th May 2020
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Employer webinar: Give your managers the skills to succeed

Forward-thinking employers – interested in developing their managers of the future – recently joined The Open University for a webinar about our Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship.

18th May 2020
Laura Overton and whitepaper front cover

New whitepaper - Driving business value through flexible learning

The Open University, in collaboration with TrainingZone, has launched a report to help employers reap the benefits of flexible learning.

29th April 2020

OpenLearn – free learning for work

Earlier this year, The Open University (OU) convened a panel discussion on free learning for work. 

6th April 2020
Two apprentices studying

Pioneering a new route into social work

There are many reasons why City of York Council decided to partner with The Open University to run its new Social Worker Degree Apprenticeship. One of them, according to Lesley Furnival, Practice Consultant in Children’s Social Care at the council, is that the apprenticeship has created a great learning and career path.

13th March 2020
Dr Mercia Spare

Inspiring the nurses of the future

Dr Mercia Spare has an inspiring career story to tell. Having left school with one CSE and college without any A-levels, she started her working life in a series of low paid industry jobs. Those jobs were okay but she knew that she wanted more from work. She wanted a job where she was caring for people, where she was making people’s lives better. She knew she wanted to be a nurse. “Nursing was my pathway,” she says.

27th February 2020

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