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A flexible partnership to grow the local nursing

A few years ago, the Isle of Wight NHS Trust (IOW NHS Trust) decided to change its recruitment strategy in order grow its local nursing workforce. The numbers of nursing professionals was declining on the island and opportunity to qualify was somewhat limited, so the Trust partnered up with The Open University (OU) to offer a new flexible educational route through the Apprenticeship Levy. This approach to workforce planning has proved hugely successful and the IOW NHS Trust currently has 76 apprentices studying for Nursing Associate and Registered Nurse apprenticeship qualifications.

6th October 2022

Tapping into Ambition – the highlights

The Open University and TrainingZone partnered together to run an event in June to inspire organisations to tap into the ambition of their people. The event was hosted by TrainingZone editor Becky Norman and renowned learning analyst Laura Overton.

5th October 2022

Growing digital talent from within

RDT’s DNA is to innovate and tirelessly find ways of working that give the company a competitive edge. And when it comes to investing in the stars of the future, there's never been a more important time to get it right.

28th September 2022

Employer webinar gives employers the tools to beat the skills shortage

The Open University (OU) recently hosted a webinar called How to beat the skills shortage. The webinar discussed the UK’s skills landscape, in the context of the findings of the 2022 Business Barometer report, which was produced by the OU in conjunction with The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

15th September 2022

How advanced clinical practice skills development is boosting patient care in Southampton

The Open University (OU) offers several qualifications in advanced clinical practice, including an MSc (Master of Science). It more recently added an Advanced Clinical Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship to its portfolio.

30th August 2022

What’s the “big” deal with microcredentials

The Open University (OU) has been running a series of podcasts about learning and the skills landscape in Northern Ireland. Previous podcasts have looked at skills in the tech and manufacturing sectors and the importance of lifelong learning. 

24th August 2022

New whitepaper helps employers leverage social mobility

The Open University has collaborated with TrainingZone to publish a new whitepaper which looks at the role of Learning and Development teams in enabling social mobility.

24th August 2022

New partnership drives strategic skills development in logistics and transport sector

A new partnership between The Open University (OU) and The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT) aims to develop strategic and leadership skills within the sector.

20th July 2022

New report: Business Barometer reveals impact of UK skills shortage

The Open University (OU) has partnered with the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) to publish a new report looking into the size, nature and impact of the UK skills shortage.

29th June 2022

Finding a different route into teaching

Louise has been a teaching assistant in a secondary school for six years and really enjoys her job. However, her ambition has always been to become a fully-qualified teacher, with an eye to specialising in sport. To realise that ambition she knew she needed to acquire a degree-level qualification. 

22nd June 2022

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