OES, today announced the acquisition of Gradability, Australia’s leading dedicated graduate employability specialist. Established in 2006, Gradability has placed over 30,000 international onshore students into professional internship roles in Australia via its Professional Year Program.
OES’s investment in Gradability will accelerate the organisation’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) operations within the Australian domestic university sector thanks to OES’s digital expertise, scale and capacity to invest in growth.
“The partnership with Gradability builds on our vision to passionately enhance lives through online education, providing enhanced services that set students up for future success.” said Denice Pitt, CEO of OES.
“Our shared focus on the important role that employability has to play in higher education means that together we have both the passion and nous to deliver unrivalled Work Integrated Learning solutions for universities and the students that they serve.”
By working together, OES and Gradability will offer services to support students to optimise their career outcomes; universities to provide tangible and high impact work experience opportunities; and governments to develop the workforce of the future. This support will be further enabled via OES’s connection with SEEK and its extensive employment-market insights alongside Gradabilty’s network of thousands of host organisations.
“This announcement is an important milestone for Gradability and the students and host organisations that we serve,” said David Phua, CEO of Gradability. “By joining the OES family, we can now expand our proven offering to help more students find meaningful employment opportunities.”
Gradability will also continue to focus on growing the important service it provides to the international student market as the nation welcomes international students back onshore.