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Private sector

We work with many organisations within the private sector to provide business solutions. Our work includes delivering training to the staff of 60% of FTSE 100 companies.

Here are just some of the organisations with which we’ve worked to date:

  • PDS is a leading IT and business apprenticeship consultancy. We’ve worked with them to develop the Visa Apprenticeship programme.
  • The Football League Trust partnered with us to develop the BA (Hons) Business Management (Sport and Football) qualification.
  • BT Group, IBM, KPMG and FirstGroup have all consulted with us to provide flexible solutions that allow staff to study around busy work schedules and apply practice-based learning to the workplace.
  • Lloyds Banking Group and John Lewis have also benefited from our training solutions.

Whether your business objective relates to improving staff performance, addressing skills shortages, developing talent, increasing retention or something else, we have an L&D solution to meet these targets.

The Open University, like IBM, is global organisation founded on technology, with many similar beliefs and goals.

Robin Gordon, Strategy & Business Development Manager, IBM
Paul Milner, IBM and Liz Hanway, The Open University


The Open University flexible degree apprenticeship programmes are the perfect fit for IBM's unique requirements.

Travis Perkins

Travis Perkins talk about working with The Open University on their apprenticeship programme.


Apprenticeships are proving to be the perfect way for this SME to develop new 'all-rounder' managers.

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