Ribit – finding the right students for the right jobs

Ribit is Australia’s leading job and internship matching platform for high-value, higher-education students. We connect students with STEM and digital skills to supportive, innovative employers who will help you develop new skills and experience.

Ribit is a talent connection service provided by Stone & Chalk that plays a key role in sourcing, developing and facilitating the emergence of extraordinary ‘next-gen’ talent and intelligently match them with some of the most innovative businesses in Australia.

We connect dynamic student and recent graduate talent to innovative businesses for meaningful work, allowing students to put their skills and studies into practice. Jobs, projects and internships are all paid, and span skills-shortage fields including tech, engineering, data, business, marketing, design and more.

The Ribit platform was originally developed within Data61, the data innovation division of the CSIRO. Using a machine-learning algorithm, Ribit matches students to roles which best align with their skills and studies, and recommends suitable student candidates to employers based on their needs.

Value for innovative businesses and startups

One of the hardest parts of growing a business is finding the right talent. Ribit makes it easy to discover, meet and employ students from across all Australian universities, removing the cost and hassle associated with recruitment and advertising across multiple campuses and faculties. By posting on Ribit, businesses can instantly access tens of thousands of Australia’s most talented and motivated students, ready to work in innovative businesses – and can directly contact the candidates who are the best fit for their needs.

How does it work?

Businesses post roles and internships with a short description of the company, job and skills required. Students create a profile that details their skills, interests, experience, course and other salient details. Ribit’s algorithm matches students with jobs tailored to their skills and interests. Each party is notified of a potential match and the application process begins.

Ribit also runs speed networking events for jobs with businesses on the platform. Ribit’s matching algorithm ensures that the students in the room are the right fit for the jobs on offer. The result: one in two employers who attends a Ribit event finds a suitable candidate to hire.

The Ribit platform is underpinned by a robust data research program. As researchers and data analysts, the Ribit team strives to support the broader Australian innovation ecosystem by identifying and predicting talent skill set requirements, emerging growth industries, new market opportunities and potential skills gaps. Our data helps students and employers to navigate the changing world of work, growing thriving businesses and industries.

Ribit’s student partner institutions include:

Australian Catholic University • Australian National University • Bond University • Box Hill Institute • Canberra Institute of Technology • Carnegie Mellon University – Australia • Central Queensland University • Charles Darwin University • Charles Sturt University • Curtin University • Deakin University • Edith Cowan University • Federation University Australia • Flinders University • General Assembly • Griffith University • James Cook University • Kaplan Business School • La Trobe University • Macquarie University • Monash University • Murdoch University • QUT • RMIT University • Southern Cross University • Swinburne University of Technology • TAFE NSW • TAFE QLD TAFE SA • Torrens University Australia • University of Adelaide • University of Canberra • University of Melbourne • UNE • UNSW • University of Newcastle • University of Notre Dame Australia • University of Queensland • University of South Australia • University of Southern Queensland • University of Sydney • University of Tasmania • UTS • University of Western Australia • University of Wollongong • Victoria University • Western Sydney University.

Ribit’s startup hub partners include:
ANU Techlauncher • Canberra Innovation Network • Fishburners • ICT Geelong • ilab UQ • QUT Foundry • The Red Toolbox • River City Labs Brisbane • Stone & Chalk • The Studio • Sydney Startup Hub.