A NEW software development is not only providing the tools to boost students’ employability but is offering them jobs too.

Gradintel has developed a new technology solution to the Higher Education sector, and as such has entered for Best Business to Higher Education Link.

Formed in 2007 by Fraser Anderson to address a specific gap in the market, the company has grown to a employ a team of 12 and is based within the Catalyst in York Science Park.

Gradintel has created a new data source using the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR), which can be adopted by universities to record academic and non-academic achievements, and by students to capture further experiences, achievements and their psychometric profiles. The aim is to provide a comprehensive talent picture to prospective employers and institutions.

Mr Anderson said: “Students’ careers and the broader employability agenda are at the heart of everything we do. The main purpose of Gradintel technology is to connect emerging talent with employers through verified data in a way which has never been previously possible.

“The result is students being targeted in a highly appropriate way by employers, rather than the conventional job board approach.”

Mr Anderson has outlined plans to grow our business rapidly over the next three to five years with a high percentage of our new recruits being software developers recruited from UK university partners.

Gradintel has recently employed two graduates from York and has a post graduate students on a summer internship. The business launched its service to the Higher Education sector in 2012 and has secured contracts with 20 institutions with another 30 in the pipeline.