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Employer webinar: Enhancing your healthcare workforce

The Open University has proven expertise in delivering practice-based healthcare qualifications that boost workforce skills to the benefit of both employers and employees. We work with over 435 healthcare employers in the UK, developing career pathways for employees, building skills and enhancing talent pipelines.

23rd June 2020
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The Road to Zero - Lead the way in logistics and transport

As the logistics and transport industry is rising to the challenge of coronavirus with flexibility and resilience, it seems apt that the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport opted to move its annual conference online this year.

23rd June 2020

Reskilling for recovery: preparing business for the future

The Open University (OU) was delighted to take part in the CBI’s recent virtual roundtable discussion - ‘Reskilling for Recovery: Preparing Business for the Future’ - part of the CBI’s daily webinar series exploring the most pressing issues for business in light of coronavirus

8th June 2020
Louise from City of York Council

Exploring routes into social work through flexible programmes

The Open University has been training practising social workers for over twenty years. 250 social workers qualify with the OU each year, a total of 6,400 social workers since 1997

19th May 2020
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Employer webinar: Give your managers the skills to succeed

Forward-thinking employers – interested in developing their managers of the future – recently joined The Open University for a webinar about our Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship.

18th May 2020
Tina working on PC

Providing pathways into social work with Cornwall Council

A national shortage of social workers means that many local councils in the UK struggle to recruit enough social workers. For Cornwall Council, the problem is exacerbated by geography and a lack of fast transport links. “Cornwall, in terms of geography, is particularly difficult to recruit to,” says Anne Smith, Head of Service for Safeguarding, Quality and Practice for Adults at Cornwall Council. “It’s quite impossible to travel into Cornwall from say Devon or Plymouth on a regular basis.”

15th May 2020
Laura Overton and whitepaper front cover

New whitepaper - Driving business value through flexible learning

The Open University, in collaboration with TrainingZone, has launched a report to help employers reap the benefits of flexible learning.

29th April 2020

Flexibility in action - developing digital skills in Scotland

Jacob Mercer is a great example of someone who is taking full advantage of innovative online work-based learning. He lives in Aberdeen, his employer is based in Shetland in the Northern Isles of Scotland, but he works largely from home, and he is currently undertaking the first year of an Open University graduate apprenticeship programme.

29th April 2020

OpenLearn – free learning for work

Earlier this year, The Open University (OU) convened a panel discussion on free learning for work. 

6th April 2020
Two apprentices studying

Pioneering a new route into social work

There are many reasons why City of York Council decided to partner with The Open University to run its new Social Worker Degree Apprenticeship. One of them, according to Lesley Furnival, Practice Consultant in Children’s Social Care at the council, is that the apprenticeship has created a great learning and career path.

13th March 2020

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