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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.

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 further careers information tailored to your qualification at your Study Home site under the Success tab.
  • 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 while 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.

The Graduate Recruitment Manager for Unilever

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.

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