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From funding and training to advice and best practice, our Apprenticeships Blog houses a whole host of information on the subject – including the Government’s upcoming apprenticeship levy.

We’ll frequently be updating the articles, expert opinions, and facts and figures here on our Apprenticeships Blog, so do check in regularly to learn more on how best to make the scheme work for you.

And we don’t just deliver knowledge.

We also offer renowned higher and degree apprenticeship packages to help improve your organisation’s productivity and performance.

Open University advises on the CBI’s influential future of the apprenticeship levy report

On Tuesday, 17 September, the CBI published an important report ‘Learning on the Job: Improving the Apprenticeship Levy’ with the aim of feeding into discussions to improve the delivery of the apprenticeship levy policy in England.

19th September 2019
Nick Boston with apprentice

How Open University Practice Tutors support work-based learning in apprenticeships

Nick Boston is a Practice Tutor at The Open University supporting apprentices in the South of England on the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship. In his blog, Nick talks about what the role entails and how he is able to work with both the employer and the apprentice to ensure successful completion of work-based learning and support the programme as a whole.

21st August 2019

Employers turn to training as businesses struggle to recruit

More than two-thirds (68%) of UK employers have struggled to find skilled workers this year, with Brexit uncertainty making talent scarcer.

An annual report on the skills landscape of the UK, The Open University Business Barometer 2019, reveals that organisations spent £4.4 billion on temporary staff, recruitment fees and increased salaries in the past 12 months due to difficulties finding employees with the right qualifications and experience.

10th July 2019
Business Barometer 2019 report

The Open University Business Barometer report is out now

The 2019 version of this annual report is out now. The Business Barometer is now in its third year and monitors the skills landscape of the UK.

27th June 2019
Phil Kenmore at the APPG

MPs and Peers hear from The Open University about success of nursing apprenticeships

The Open University’s Phil Kenmore, Head of Health and Social Care (Business Development) was recently invited to address the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Apprenticeships in Westminster.

25th June 2019
IBM apprentice

Open University partnership with IBM featured in new report

A partnership between The Open University and IBM features in the new State of the Relationship report by The National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB), launched today.

18th June 2019
The webinar team after the session

Employers discover more about nurse education – the ‘OU Way’

The Open University (OU) is used by over 180 NHS employers across the UK to provide opportunities for healthcare support workers to qualify as nurses.

The University’s recent report – Breaking Barriers to Nursing – called on higher education institutions and NHS employers to address barriers to the nursing profession and made a number of recommendations on how these barriers can be overcome.

11th June 2019
Trends in Learning report 2019

Trends in Learning report 2019

Each year we research and identify important and emerging trends that are having an impact on workplace learning. This year we have highlighted five trends that we think are shaping how and why we learn today and will continue to shape the future of learning.

10th June 2019
Bridging the Digital Divide report

Bridging the Digital Divide

With the pace of digital development rapidly accelerating, many organisations are currently considering how they can address digital skills shortages.

6th June 2019
Three nurses

Employer webinar: Developing the nursing workforce – the ‘OU Way’

The Open University (OU) has been delivering successful pre-registration nurse training since 2002. Our unique approach blends technology-enabled learning with local support from expert tutors, and is delivered in partnership with employers. An OU nursing degree is well suited to a wide variety of students who prefer a more flexible approach which enables study around family or other commitments and for those less able to move or travel to study.

20th May 2019

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