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Boost your business with OU talent

Access the most diverse undergraduate talent pool in the whole of the UK


Whatever the size of your company, becoming an OU partner employer will empower your business. It’s an easy way to give your brand and your team a boost, giving you access to the most diverse and geographically spread undergraduate talent pool in the UK. The wealth of life and work experience in addition to their OU study means OU students and graduates already have the skills and strengths your business needs.

We provide an easy way for your business, however small and resource-limited, to partner with one of Britain’s most respected institutions. Your collaboration with us can start very modestly and grow at the pace you choose. The immediate benefits for your business include a free online vacancy service, network and reputation building opportunities, and a chance to connect with OU students all over the UK.

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or call us on 01908 332162

SME Internship Programme

Partnership with Santander Universities

In partnership with Santander Universities, we run an internship programme which supports small and medium sized organisations to engage students and graduates on short term placements.  This flexible scheme is a great way to attract and retain the very best talent.  Please read our FAQs for more information.

Learning and development options with the OU

Business and Apprenticeships