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Empowering an inclusive workforce through Graduate Apprenticeships

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 13:00 to 15:30
Google Garage, 42 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh EH2 4RT

Diversifying Your Talent Pool to Plug Digital Skills Gaps

The Open University in Scotland is hosting a special event to help support organisations of all sizes across Scotland benefit from the opportunity Graduate Apprenticeships represent to access, shape and retain digital talent.

This event is for human resources and learning and development professionals, as well as IT hiring managers and supervisors. 

Hear how fully funded Graduate Apprenticeships are an effective way of attracting, retaining and developing a future-proof digital talent pool – through broadening access to digital job roles and delivering the skills Scottish employers require.

Guest speakers from Skills Development Scotland and Equate Scotland will explain why diversity is good for business. They will share with you best practice inclusive recruitment and provide you with the key tools and resources to equip your organisation.

We'll also be joined by the Head of Cyber Security and Innovation at the Scottish Business Resilience Centre who will talk about the importance of digital skills - and specifically cyber skills - to Scottish business in the face of the ever increasing cyber threat.

The Open University has a strong pedigree in working with employers to facilitate innovative integrated work-based learning and a growing number of undergraduate and postgraduate degree-level apprenticeships are being delivered across the UK, including in Scotland.

The University is celebrating its 50th year and while much has changed, its mission has stayed the same – to open up education for all. The Open University is the largest UK academic institution and has empowered over two million learners worldwide to transform lives, and will continue to transform lives over the next 50 years and beyond.

You can book your place at this free event and view the programme for the day via the EventBrite page Diversifying Your Talent Pool to Plug Digital Skills Gaps.



Contact us

If you are interested in potentially holding an event with us,

call +44 (0) 131 226 3851  
email scotland