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OU qualifications are recognised and valued by professional organisations and employers. Many employers recruit graduates from any discipline so it is worth exploring a wide range of potential employers. Having relevant experience can be vital in accessing employment and training related to Education.

As an OU student there are a number of ways you can find potential employers.

  • Read employers' profiles and view vacancies on OpportunityHub.
  • Find more information related to your qualification on your Study Home page under the succeed tab, including potential employers and labour market information. Note, these sites are being continually updated, so make sure you check back regularly.
  • Find tips and advice on job seeking in our Jobs and work experience section.

they have got that unique skill set or background that perhaps our standard graduates don't have; they have thought about their career and how they're going to fit that in with the rest of their life as well. That's a very potent blend and already gives them a competitive advantage.

The UK Graduate Recruitment Co-ordinator of CGI

Open University candidates, according to the Corporate Human Resources Supervisor of Enterprise, demonstrate that they are persistent and determined by getting through study demands while dealing with all the other commitments and responsibilities they have in their lives.

the single most important thing that I’d like to say to all OU graduates is that there are companies out there that want your talent, your experience and your knowledge.

Corporate Human Resources Supervisor of Enterprise

Useful links

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Last updated 7 months ago