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Potential employers

Rigorous academic standards ensure that OU qualifications are recognised and valued by professional organisations and employers.

Many graduate employers do not request a specific degree subject so there is a wide range of potential employers for you to consider. Having relevant experience can be vital in gaining a competitive edge in the graduate employment market.

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

  • 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.

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. I can probably guarantee that you will fit our criteria in many ways, and you could have a successful career in our business.

The Corporate Human Resources Supervisor of Enterprise

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

Useful links

  • Succeed in the workplace

    An OpenLearn course to help you to build a robust action plan to find a job.

  • Understanding your sector

    An Openlearn course to help you find useful information about your sector and take action.

  • Developing career resilience

    An OpenLearn course to help you to understand the factors that influence career resilience, and offer examples and tactics for you to develop yours further.

Last updated 8 months ago