Another such company is IBM:


The Open University, like IBM, is a global organisation founded on technology with many similar beliefs and goals. We’re encouraging our employees to study up to a Certificate in Management level, and then beyond that it becomes a personal development opportunity.. to further themselves through further education.

Robin Gordon, Strategy & Business Development manager, IBM

Given that such companies encourage their existing employees studying with us, you can imagine how valued your Open University qualification will be to them when they’re seeking new recruits.


Be proud of being an Open University graduate. The time management, self-drive and prioritisation it takes to manage your own learning is an outstanding achievement.

The Graduate Recruitment Manager, Cooperative Group

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

Corporate Human Resources Manager, Enterprise
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