Digital skills gaps have long been a challenge for businesses and the Covid-19 pandemic has brought these gaps into sharper focus. However, there still remains a significant shortage of digital skills across the UK, and with 50% of employers in Scotland stating that work-based learning will be vital to their recovery, many are now looking to fully funded Graduate Apprenticeships to future-proof their workforce.
The Open University (OU) has been instrumental in helping organisations in Scotland to develop their digital capabilities, and our Graduate Apprenticeships in cyber security and software development have been a hugely successful way of boosting skills, with employers of all sizes and their employees benefiting. We are delighted to be working with employers to offer this fully funded work-based learning route to upskill and reskill both new and existing employees, with the programmes next starting this Autumn, and are inviting you to join us in an exclusive webinar to find out more.
During the session we will share relevant case studies, as well as information on:
• Funding and eligibility
• Benefits to employers and employees
• Programme structure, curriculum and delivery
• Developing new knowledge, skills and behaviours