Having an Open University qualification says a lot about a potential employee. It’s not just that they have studied with a respected higher education provider, or that our tutor-supported blended learning approach develops digital competency and skills that can be applied in real-world contexts – or even that OU courses are developed in close partnership with industry to address current needs and concerns.
In addition to highly relevant, up-to-date knowledge that they can apply in a wide range of situations, OU students have some incredibly valuable personal qualities and transferable skills that help them to stand out from the crowd.
Unlike students at conventional campus-based universities, the vast majority of people studying with the OU continue to work while they learn – in fact, 75% of our students are in employment and have a wealth of work experience.
It takes dedication, tenacity and drive to balance a demanding academic schedule alongside work and other commitments, demonstrating resilience, motivation and time management skills. Studying part time like this means that a degree, for example, typically takes six years to complete – so OU students understand better than most the value of sustained, long-term effort in order to progress towards a goal.
You can reach this exceptional talent pool through JobZone, the OU’s free, easy-to-use jobs portal. JobZone is the ideal place to advertise:
Many OU students are interested in work-related opportunities while they’re still studying. We can help you put together a work experience or placement programme to meet your organisation’s needs, whether you need support for one week or twelve months.
Please email us to discuss any of the services above, if you have any questions or would like to explore opportunities to work together – we’d be delighted to hear from you.