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Employers and business case studies

Meet some of the businesses, employers and communities across Scotland that have benefitted from our workplace skills development opportunities.

Flora Henderson from Health In Mind

Health in Mind

For charitable organisation Health in Mind, The Open University in Scotland has provided a vital source of training, at a time of significant budgetary pressures and demand for services.

Survival Systems International Engineer

Survival Systems International

Global lifeboat manufacturer Survival Systems International has been able to integrate learning with the needs of its business due to the skills development opportunities offered by the OU. 

Callum Mullen from Tank Studios. Photo by Neil Hanna.

Tank Studios

Software developers Tank Studios have successfully developed their business and generated new revenue streams after undertaking learning with the OU. 

Winning Scotland's Dave Barrie, Zahra Hedges (Chief Executive), and Kevin Gilchrist. Photo by Neil Hanna.

Winning Scotland

Members of staff from the charity Winning Scotland learned together with benefits to the individual and the organisation, thanks to the OU in Scotland.

Scottish Water logo

Scottish Water

As part of Scottish Water’s commitment to Net Zero it has partnered with the OU to offer a Combined Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) degree. 

A National Trust for Scotland house, Culzean Castle.

National Trust for Scotland

National Trust for Scotland has partnered with the OU and Skills Development Scotland to bring new structured learning opportunities to its staff, as part of its strategy to become a skills and learning-focused organisation.