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Owen Firth

Owen is the founder and CEO of Readygrad and is a passionate advocate for graduate employability. He and the Readygrad team are focused on changing the lives of graduates through employability training and work experience opportunities. Prior to Readygrad, Owen co-founded and ran Gradability and Performance Education, both dedicated to improving career outcomes of international students. His earlier career included starting a recruitment business, finance roles in IT and PwC. Owen has an MBA from AGSM and is a Chartered Accountant.
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How do we solve the big work experience challenge?
By Owen Firth on February 7, 2022

The importance and value of relevant work experience to the employability of graduates is almost universally accepted and yet there are still nearly 900,000 HE students missing out…

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How could Careers Fairs evolve?
By Owen Firth on October 22, 2021

Careers fairs have long been key events for universities to provide direct employer contact for students and hopefully generate job outcomes for them. They have been a staple part of the...

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Employability on a Budget
By Owen Firth on August 18, 2021

Right now, we are seeing a huge three-way challenge in Graduate Employability. Graduates are facing the toughest job market since the 1990’s recession (SMH 18th Oct 20) Prospective...

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