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Computing and IT skills and careers

Potential employers

OU qualifications are recognised and valued by many professional organisations and employers.

Having relevant experience can be vital in gaining a competitive edge in the graduate employment market. It is important to remember that whilst some organisations outsource their IT/Business support, many also have their own in-house IT departments, and job opportunities can be found in less obvious sectors, depending on your specialist area.

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.

Combining work and study shows that OU students are ambitious and have a strong work ethic. They are evidently keen to develop themselves and are managing to do this whilst juggling a busy work or home life which is no mean feat. The competencies which OU students therefore develop during their degree become invaluable to us.

Graduate Recruitment Manager for Unilever

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