Career change and development remain the most important motivation for those studying for an award with The Open University. In 2010/11 70 per cent of our students were in employment – so their employers and the wider economy had immediate benefit from their studies.
The Open University has been meeting employers' skills and training needs so successfully for over 25 years that four out of five FTSE 100 companies have sponsored staff on Open University modules.
Naval pilots at the OU's London degree ceremony
Our workplace partnerships range from large corporates, multinationals and small and medium-sized enterprises in almost every industry sector, to professional institutions, sector bodies and the armed services.
Pictured are Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm officers who graduated from The Open University this year with a Foundation Degree in Military Aviation Studies.
Find out more about how The Open University works with employers here.