National Apprenticeship Week in England and Apprenticeship Week in Wales (3-7 February) allows The Open University to shout about the success of the apprenticeships it offers to employers, as well as their impact on learners and businesses.
Apprenticeships are aligned to the OU’s mission of providing education and progression opportunities for learners of all ages and from all backgrounds. The OU has offered apprenticeships since 2016 with programmes available in England, Scotland (its celebration of apprenticeships is in March) and Wales. More than 550 employers have chosen the OU’s flexible delivery model to upskill and reskill both new and existing staff.
In England, the OU is now one of the largest providers of degree apprenticeships with almost 2,000 learners on programmes. This includes apprenticeships in leadership and management, policing, digital, nursing and social work.
Please view the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) and the Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship (SLMDA) if you are wanting to be an apprentice yourself, or have friends and family considering starting one, or one of our alumni looking to introduce them at your workplace, or a learning and development professional wanting to know more.
Multinational IT firm IBM are among those to have chosen the OU to upskill their employees through our apprenticeships. You can see in the video below how well the CMDA and SLMDA apprenticeships work for IBM.
Please contact the apprenticeships team if you think apprenticeships could work for your company.
There is an opportunity to attend a pre-recorded webinar, ‘The impact of apprenticeships in the workplace’, on Wednesday 5 February at 10:00am. This boasts an expert panel of learning and development professionals from organisations such as DHL, Pearson, Public Health England, Unilever, Health Education England and the OU. Please register here.