AGR is an association that belongs to its members.
We’re here to provide you with the tools required to keep your organisation informed and ahead of the game.
Whether you’re simply looking to read the latest sector news, or you have greater ambitions within the industry, we work hard to provide our members with the opportunities to get involved with AGR at every level, from those with more senior roles, to those who are new to graduate recruitment.
There are loads of ways in which you can work more closely with AGR and get the most value out of your membership. We’ve listed a few ideas below, but you will find more throughout the AGR website.
Celebrate your successes, raise your company’s profile in the industry, and share innovations by writing an article for our magazine.
Our wide range of topical courses offer our delegates valuable strategic thinking time, as well as the opportunity to soundboard your ideas with graduate industry professionals.
We run courses for those new to graduate industry as well as those with more experience.
Tell us what is keeping you awake at night
Our quarterly Sector Focus Group meetings give you the chance to air your concerns about your graduate programmes. Each attendee is free to raise a ‘hop topic’ question, which is then considered by the group.
Not got a sector focus group meeting any time soon? Don’t worry – we can circulate your questions around your group via email between meetings.
Take to the stage at one of our conferences or training events
Sharing knowledge, innovations and best practice is at the heart of what AGR is about. We accept suggestions and proposals throughout the year from across the AGR membership.
With over 2,500 members in participation, our LinkedIn group is a fantastic way to network exclusively with fellow AGR members. By joining, you can get all the latest news and AGR updates, as well as ask questions to others in the graduate industry outside of your sector.
Quote our stats in your business cases
Our bi-annual Surveys include authoritative information on graduate salaries, vacancy/application ratios, marketing spend, retention, internships. If it hasn’t got info you need, tell us and we may be able to include it next time.
We pride ourselves on supporting developers as well as recruiters. We run a separate Development Conference in March as well as Development Network meetings throughout the year.
Let us represent you
Our raison d’etre is representation of the sector. In order to do this effectively, we need your help.
By actively completing our surveys, attending our events and responding to our services, we can act to deliver a service you really want from your membership.
Get a global perspective
AGR operates within a wider network of international graduate recruitment associations, called INGRADA.
Our involvement with INGRADA allows us to provide our members with a global insight into the graduate recruitment profession around the world.
As well as publishing collaborative Global Surveys (free to all members), we also represent UK members at international events, and even host our own global gatherings here, in the UK.
We give you the opportunity to win recognition for your achievements, not once, but twice a year, at our Development Conference and our Recruitment Conference.
Winning an award is not only a fantastic way to raise your company’s profile within the industry, but it makes a great addition to your CV too!
Our recently formed Advisory Council was created directly in response to feedback from AGR members.
You can get involved by either meeting with your sector representative, or, when the time comes, nominating yourself to sit on the council.
Introduce us to your team
If you have other members of staff on your graduate recruitment and development team, let us know their details, and we will add them to our mailing list, so that they too can stay informed about the latest news, jobs and events.
Project Teams allow AGR members to actively help in the improvement of AGR services, such as our communications, or conferences. Why not put yourself forward to get involved?
Give us feedback – it really works!
In 2012, AGR members told us they wanted to know more about social media and early careers. We responded to this by developing and hosting 6 new training sessions on these very subjects. If you have any suggestions, let us know and we’ll see what we can do!
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